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CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 30-May 1, 2014. N=1,054 adults nationwide.
Per CBS: "Additional interviews were conducted with African Americans, who had previously completed a survey as part of a random sample, to yield a sample size of 275. 660 whites were interviewed. The African American and non-African American samples were weighted separately to match their group's population characteristics such as gender, age, education, region, marital status and phone use based on recent U.S. Census estimates. The samples were then combined and weighted to the total U.S. adult population. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. ... The margin of error for the sample of whites is 5 pts and 8 pts for African Americans."

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"How interested are you in watching or following professional basketball: very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested?"

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Very
interested
Somewhat
interested
Not
interested
% % %
ALL 17 30 53
Whites 12 26 61
Blacks 40 37 23

 

Marist Poll. March 4-7, 2013. N=597 self-identified college basketball fans nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"The current NCAA men's basketball tournament starts with 68 teams. Do you think this is too many, too few, or about the right number?"

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Too many Too few About right
% % %
3/4-7/13 20 3 77
3/20-22/12 18 4 78

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). July 27-30, 2007. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide.

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"The National Basketball Association and law enforcement authorities are investigating whether one of its referees conspired with gamblers to affect the outcome of games. Do you believe this represents an isolated case, or are problems of this kind more widespread in professional sports?"

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Isolated
case
More
widespread
Unsure    
% % %    

7/27-30/07

29 62 9    

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 21-23, 2002. Nationwide.

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Asked of basketball fans (N=460, MoE 5):
"Do you think the NBA should have an age restriction requiring players to be at least 20 years of age, or do you think there should be no age limit?"

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%
Should have restriction 43
No age limit 55
No opinion 2

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Asked of all adults  (N=1,020, MoE 3):
"Are you a fan of professional basketball, or not?"

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Yes, a Fan Somewhat
Of a Fan (vol.)
No, Not a Fan
% % %
6/02 33 12 54
3/02 35 7 58
10/01 30 8 62
6/01 29 12 59
3/01 36 8 55
4/00 38 8 54

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 15-17, 1999. N=1,009 adults nationwide, including 435 basketball fans.

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"Finally, we have a question about Michael Jordan, the former Chicago Bulls basketball star who retired this week from the NBA. Do you think Michael Jordan will play professional basketball again someday, or not?"

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ALL Fans
% %
Will 30 30
Will not 63 65
No opinion 7 5

 

The Harris Poll

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"Do you follow men's college basketball, or not?"
"Do you follow women's college basketball, or not?"
Percentage Who Follow
Men's
College
Basketball
Women's
College
Basketball
% % N
12/9-13/98 22 8 1,005
12/97 22 n/a
12/96 21 n/a
12/95 24 n/a
12/93 28 n/a
12/92 26 n/a

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"Which is your favorite men's college basketball team?"
Top Responses, Ranked
12/9-13/98 1997 1996

1995

1993
Kentucky 1 1 1

1

5
Duke 2 3 2 2 1
North Carolina 3 2 7 3 2
Indiana 4 * 4 tie 4 3
UCLA 5 5 * 5 *
Michigan State 6 tie * * 8 *
Purdue 6 tie * * * *
Texas 6 tie * * * *
Connecticut 6 tie * * * *
Arkansas 10 tie 6 * * 6
North Carolina State 10 tie * * * *

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N 1,005

* Not in top 10


 

The Harris Poll. Dec. 9-13, 1998. N=1,005 adults nationwide.

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"Do you follow men's professional basketball, or not?"
Yes
%
12/98 35
12/97 33
12/96 28
12/95 29
12/93 35
12/92 35

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Asked of those who said they follow men's professional basketball:
"Who do you blame most for the current NBA lockout: the owners, the players or the players' agents?"
12/98 7/98
% %
Players 38 33
Players' agents 28 35
Owners 23 29
Don't know 11 3

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Nov. 11-12, 1998. N=904 registered voters nationwide.

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"Who do you blame more for the work stoppage in the National Basketball Association, or the NBA: the players or the owners?"
%
The players 35
The owners 24
Both (vol.) 18
Not sure 23

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"Would you rather watch college basketball or professional basketball?"
11/98 11/97
% %
College basketball 40 33
Professional basketball 26 31
Equal (vol.) 4 5
Don't watch basketball 27 30
Don't know 3 1

 


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