Survey: 75% Of Parents Think Violent Video Games Contribute To Actual Violence

Sure, there have been no scientific studies that connect violent video games to violence, but why let nonsense like science reflect the way you think?

In a new survey released by Common Sense Media, a whopping 75% of polled parents say they think violent video games contribute to violence. Just 'cause. 1,050 people were surveyed, and 89% of them say violence in video games is a problem. (45% say it's a major problem; 44% say it's a minor problem.)

Let me reiterate: there have been no scientific studies that connect violent video games to violence. There have been studies that connect violent video games to aggression (more on that in the near future), but there is absolutely zero evidence, according to leading researchers in this field, that links violent video games to violent crime in any way.

So why do parents think that video games contribute to violence? I dunno. Gut feeling?