Iowa State University

Inside Iowa State
Nov. 1, 1996

What Iowans say about gambling

by Michelle Johnson
Most Iowans responding to a recent survey on gambling say they have gambled in the past year and that they believe gambling generally has a positive impact on the state. However, 1 percent of those surveyed said they had borrowed money to gamble.

The Iowans were part of the FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Poll, a survey of 632 randomly selected Iowans' attitudes about gambling and the family. The poll was conducted by Glenn Roberts, longtime head of The Iowa Poll at the Des Moines Register. Following are some results of the survey: