Of the 120 million some-odd social gamers, the study found that more than 10 million people cheat at social games in the U.S. and the U.K., which works out to about 11 percent of British gamers and 7 percent of American gamers. Oh, the parallels between gaming and the real world: Of those cheaters polled, nearly half (48 percent) admitted to cheating in real life as well. Whether it be stealing hotel towels or fudging their taxes, social gaming cheaters are almost 3.5 times more likely to be dishonest in the real world than non-cheaters.
And perhaps unsurprisingly, although more women play social games than men (55 percent compared to 45 percent), men were a bit more likely to cheat in social games than women (54 percent to 46 percent). What’s more, cheating seems more a characteristic of the young, as 72 percent of cheaters were found to be under the age of 40.
But here’s the most ironic part of this whole study: 86 percent of cheate