Men vs. Women
Men said they are more likely to participate in March Madness in the office than women. Twenty-eight percent of male workers said they have participated in March Madness pools in the office, compared to 11 percent of females.
More workers in the Midwest have played March Madness brackets than any other region. More than one-quarter (27 percent) of workers in the Midwest said they have bet on a March Madness pool at work, compared to 20 percent in the Northeast, 17 percent in the South and 16 percent in the West.
March Madness isn’t the only reason workers are signing up for office pools. Workers also reported the most unusual office pools they’ve placed bets on:
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among 3,910 U.S. employees (employed full-time; not self-employed; non government) ages 18 and over between November 15 and December 2, 2010 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset US Employees, based on their responses to certain questions). With a pure probability sample of 3,910 one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 1.57 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.
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