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ALSPAC Gambling Survey
Gambling Activities
This survey is designed to understand the attitudes and actions of the ALSPAC study participants towards gambling.
Please answer the questions as honestly as you can and remember that as with all ALSPAC data collection your answers are only used anonymously.
This survey can be saved part way through and takes around 15 minutes to compete.
Note that once you have clicked on the CONTINUE button at the bottom of each page you can not return to review or amend that page
Section A - Different Types of Gambling
This section asks you to identify whether or not you have participated in any gambling activities.
Gambling Activities

Tickets for the National Lottery.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Scratchcards.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Tickets for any other lottery

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

The football pools

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Bingo cards or tickets

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Fruit Slot Machines

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Virtual gaming machines in a bookmaker's to bet on virtual roulette, keno, bingo etc.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Table games (roulette, dice or cards) in a casino

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

On-line gambling like playing poker, bingo, slot machine style games, or casino games for money

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

On-line betting with a bookmaker on any event or sport

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Betting Exchange

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Betting on horse races in a bookmakers, by phone, or at the track.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Betting on dog races in a bookmakers, by phone, or at the track.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Betting on any other event or sport at the bookmakers, by phone or at the venue.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Spread-betting

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Private betting, playing cards or games for money with friends, family or colleagues.

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months

Any other form of gambling in the last 12 months Please specify: (Optional)

1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Other
Gambling Activities
In the previous section, if you have indicated that you do gamble at all, please complete this section. Please indicate the extent that each one has applied to you in the last 12 months.

In the last 12 months...Have you ever participated in any of the forms of Gambling listed earlier?

1
Yes
2
No
If you have never gambled, then please indicate this with the first question on this page, and then scroll the bottom of the page and click on continue.
if qc_18 == 2
Else

In the last 12 months...If you gambled in the past 7 days which of these best explains why?

1
I haven't gambled in the last 7 days
2
It is exciting.
3
To test how good I am at winning.
4
To cheer me up.
5
To get me out of the house.
6
To do something my friends and relatives do.
7
To show I can do it better than my friends.
8
To meet and make friends.
9
To try to win money.
10
Other (please specify):
Other
In the past 12 months, how often...
-

1 - Almost always

2 - Most of the time

3 - Sometimes

4 - Never

...have you gone back to try to win back the money you lost?
...have you bet more than you can really afford to lose?
...have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same excitement?
...have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
...have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling?
...have you felt that gambling has caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
...have people criticised your betting, or told you that you have a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?
...have you felt your gambling has caused financial problems for you or your household?
...have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

At all other times...When you gamble, how often do you go back another day to win back the money you lost?

1
Every time I lost
2
Most of the time I lost
3
Some of the time (less than half the time) I lost
4
Never

At all other times...How often have you found yourself thinking about gambling (that is reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next time you will play, or thinking of ways you will get more money to gamble)?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you needed to gamble with more and more money to get the excitement you are looking for?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you felt restless or irritable when trying to cut down on gambling?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you gambled to escape from problems or when you are feeling depressed, anxious or bad about yourself?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you lied to family, or others, to hide the extent of your gambling?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you made unsuccessful attempts to control, cut back or stop gambling?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you committed a crime in order to finance gambling or to pay gambling debts?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you risked or lost an important relationship, job, educational or work opportunity because of gambling?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Have you asked others to provide money to help with a desperate financial situation caused by gambling?

1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never

At all other times...Gambling makes me happier.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...I can't function without gambling.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Praying helps me win.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Losses when gambling, are bound to be followed by a series of wins.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Relating my winnings to my skill and ability makes me continue gambling.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Gambling makes things seem better.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...It is difficult to stop gambling as I am so out of control.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Specific numbers and colours can help increase my chances of winning.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...A series of losses will provide me with a learning experience that will help me win later.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Relating my losses to bad luck and bad circumstances makes me continue gambling.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Gambling makes the future brighter.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...My desire to gamble is so overpowering.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...I collect specific objects that help increase my chances of winning.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...When I have a win once, I will definitely win again.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Relating my losses to probability makes me continue gambling.

1
Every time I lost
2
Most of the time I lost
3
Some of the time (less than half the time) I lost
4
Never

At all other times...Having a gamble helps reduce tension and stress.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...I'm not strong enough to stop gambling.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...I have specific rituals and behaviours that increase my chances of winning.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...There are times that I feel lucky and thus, gamble those times only.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...Remembering how much money I won last time makes me continue gambling.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...I will never be able to stop gambling.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...I have some control over predicting my gambling wins.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree

At all other times...If I keep changing my numbers, I have less chances of winning than if I keep the same numbers every time.

1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
Gambling Questionnaire Completed
Thank you for completing this survey. Please feel free to provide feedback using the Contact Us options (above or below.)
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ALSPAC Gambling Survey
Gambling Activities
This survey is designed to understand the attitudes and actions of the ALSPAC study participants towards gambling.
Please answer the questions as honestly as you can and remember that as with all ALSPAC data collection your answers are only used anonymously.
This survey can be saved part way through and takes around 15 minutes to compete.
Note that once you have clicked on the CONTINUE button at the bottom of each page you can not return to review or amend that page

Section A - Different Types of Gambling

This section asks you to identify whether or not you have participated in any gambling activities.

Gambling Activities

Tickets for the National Lottery.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Scratchcards.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Tickets for any other lottery
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
The football pools
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Bingo cards or tickets
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Fruit Slot Machines
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Virtual gaming machines in a bookmaker's to bet on virtual roulette, keno, bingo etc.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Table games (roulette, dice or cards) in a casino
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
On-line gambling like playing poker, bingo, slot machine style games, or casino games for money
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
On-line betting with a bookmaker on any event or sport
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Betting Exchange
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Betting on horse races in a bookmakers, by phone, or at the track.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Betting on dog races in a bookmakers, by phone, or at the track.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Betting on any other event or sport at the bookmakers, by phone or at the venue.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Spread-betting
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Private betting, playing cards or games for money with friends, family or colleagues.
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Any other form of gambling in the last 12 months Please specify: (Optional)
1
Every day/Almost every day
2
4-5 days a week
3
2-3 days a week
4
About once a week
5
2-3 days a month
6
6-11 times a year
7
1-5 times a year
8
Not in the last 12 months
Other
Gambling Activities
In the previous section, if you have indicated that you do gamble at all, please complete this section. Please indicate the extent that each one has applied to you in the last 12 months.
In the last 12 months...Have you ever participated in any of the forms of Gambling listed earlier?
1
Yes
2
No
In the last 12 months...If you gambled in the past 7 days which of these best explains why?
1
I haven't gambled in the last 7 days
2
It is exciting.
3
To test how good I am at winning.
4
To cheer me up.
5
To get me out of the house.
6
To do something my friends and relatives do.
7
To show I can do it better than my friends.
8
To meet and make friends.
9
To try to win money.
10
Other (please specify):
Other

In the past 12 months, how often...

-

1 - Almost always

2 - Most of the time

3 - Sometimes

4 - Never

...have you gone back to try to win back the money you lost?
...have you bet more than you can really afford to lose?
...have you needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same excitement?
...have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
...have you felt that you might have a problem with gambling?
...have you felt that gambling has caused you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
...have people criticised your betting, or told you that you have a gambling problem, whether or not you thought it was true?
...have you felt your gambling has caused financial problems for you or your household?
...have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
At all other times...When you gamble, how often do you go back another day to win back the money you lost?
1
Every time I lost
2
Most of the time I lost
3
Some of the time (less than half the time) I lost
4
Never
At all other times...How often have you found yourself thinking about gambling (that is reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next time you will play, or thinking of ways you will get more money to gamble)?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you needed to gamble with more and more money to get the excitement you are looking for?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you felt restless or irritable when trying to cut down on gambling?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you gambled to escape from problems or when you are feeling depressed, anxious or bad about yourself?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you lied to family, or others, to hide the extent of your gambling?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you made unsuccessful attempts to control, cut back or stop gambling?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you committed a crime in order to finance gambling or to pay gambling debts?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you risked or lost an important relationship, job, educational or work opportunity because of gambling?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Have you asked others to provide money to help with a desperate financial situation caused by gambling?
1
Very often
2
Fairly often
3
Occasionally
4
Never
At all other times...Gambling makes me happier.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...I can't function without gambling.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Praying helps me win.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Losses when gambling, are bound to be followed by a series of wins.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Relating my winnings to my skill and ability makes me continue gambling.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Gambling makes things seem better.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...It is difficult to stop gambling as I am so out of control.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Specific numbers and colours can help increase my chances of winning.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...A series of losses will provide me with a learning experience that will help me win later.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Relating my losses to bad luck and bad circumstances makes me continue gambling.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Gambling makes the future brighter.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...My desire to gamble is so overpowering.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...I collect specific objects that help increase my chances of winning.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...When I have a win once, I will definitely win again.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Relating my losses to probability makes me continue gambling.
1
Every time I lost
2
Most of the time I lost
3
Some of the time (less than half the time) I lost
4
Never
At all other times...Having a gamble helps reduce tension and stress.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...I'm not strong enough to stop gambling.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...I have specific rituals and behaviours that increase my chances of winning.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...There are times that I feel lucky and thus, gamble those times only.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...Remembering how much money I won last time makes me continue gambling.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...I will never be able to stop gambling.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...I have some control over predicting my gambling wins.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
At all other times...If I keep changing my numbers, I have less chances of winning than if I keep the same numbers every time.
1
strongly disagree
2
moderately disagree
3
mildly disagree
4
neither agree or disagree
5
mildly agree
6
moderately agree
7
strongly agree
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