|A recent poll by OnlineGamblingMythsAndFacts.com website (OGMF) has revealed what Americans really think about online gambling and the federal government’s most recent efforts to ban it.|
The poll of over 30,000 likely voters was conducted in March 2006 and overwhelmingly establishes that Americans do not want the federal government enacting laws that restrict a recreational activity such as online gambling.
Almost 80 percent of Americans are opposed to the pending bills in Congress to ban online gambling. The poll also reveals that 78 percent do not think it is appropriate for the federal government to restrict what adults do on the Internet in the privacy of their own homes. Conducted by Zogby International, the margin of error in the poll is +/- 0.6 percentage points.
The will of American voters is unmistakably clear on online gambling and Congress should respect this freedom of choice about whether an adult American should be able to engage in private recreational activities, such as gambling, in the comfort of their own homes.