Russians believe video games sharpen reflexes

Most Russians consider video games harmful, but continue to play them, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) reported.

According to a VCIOM survey, 58% of Russians believe video games do more harm than good, while only 5% of respondents, young people aged 18 to 24, disagree with that. Another 19% said video games do both good and bad, and 13% believe they do neither.

One in ten Russians thinks that a shooter or strategy game can help develop logical thinking, and 8% see these games as just a way to relax. Another 6% believe games sharpen their reflexes, and 4% think that they improve their attention and concentration. Half of Russians see no use in video games, Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes.

Interestingly, 44% of the survey participants said that neither they nor their family ever play video games, while 41% have children or grandchildren playing shooters.

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