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Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 7-10, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

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"Within the last couple of months, two male athletes announced they are gay, a first for a professional basketball player and for a player expecting to be drafted by a National Football League team. Which of the following better fits your view of this? This is an advancement because gay athletes shouldn't have to hide their sexuality. This is unfortunate because it mixes a controversial political issue with sports. I do not care much about this kind of thing one way or the other."

.

An
advancement
Unfortunate Don't care
much
Unsure
% % % %
3/7-10/14 40 13 45 2

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 27-March 2, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Do you support or oppose allowing college athletes to form a union, like the professional sports unions, to negotiate their rights and working conditions?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure
% % %
2/27 - 3/2/14 47 47 6

.

"Beyond any scholarships they receive, do you support or oppose paying salaries to college athletes?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure
% % %
2/27 - 3/2/14 33 64 3

 

HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll. Feb. 4-9, 2014. N=1,197 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.8.

.

"Some people say that student athletes in the top college and university men's football and basketball programs are not getting paid despite the money these programs make because many of the student athletes are African American. Do you think there is a lot of truth to that, probably some, not very much, or no truth to that at all?"

.

A lot
of truth
Probably
some
Not very
much
No truth
at all
% % % %

2/4-9/14

4 27 17 53

.

"Top college and university men's football and basketball programs bring in a lot of money to their schools from television, merchandising, endorsements, and alumni support. Do you think student athletes in these programs should be paid for the hours they are required to spend practicing, traveling, and playing on the team, OR should not be paid given the value of their athletic scholarship and a chance to earn a college degree?"

.

Should
be paid
Should not
be paid
Unsure
% % %

2/4-9/14

29 67 4

.

"Which comes closer to your view? College athletes should be able to join a union so they can receive payments and benefits. College athletes should not be able to join a union since they are not employees of the college."

.

Should be
able to join
Should not be
able to join
Unsure
% % %

2/4-9/14

22 75 4

.

"Do you think colleges and universities with top men's football and basketball programs place too much emphasis on athletics over academics, OR strike a good balance between athletics and academics?"

.

Too much
emphasis
on athletics
Strike a
good balance
Unsure
% % %

2/4-9/14

61 34 5

 

Public Religion Research Institute. Jan. 8-12, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"What is your favorite sport to watch, if any: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, auto racing, or ice hockey?"

.

%
Football 39
Basketball 10
Baseball 9
Soccer 7
Ice hockey 7
Auto racing 5
Tennis (vol.) 1
Golf (vol.) 1
Boxing (vol.) 1
Other (vol.) 8
None (vol.) 11

.

"Do you consider yourself a fan of any particular sports teams?"

.

Yes No
% %

1/8-12/14

60 40

.

If fan of any particular team:
"Have you ever felt that your team has been cursed?"

.

Yes No Unsure/
Refused
% % %

1/8-12/14

25 74 1

.

If fan of any particular team:
"Have you ever prayed for God to help your team?"

.

Yes No
% %

1/8-12/14

26 73

.

If fan of any particular team:
"Do you have a ritual that you perform before or during games, such as wearing a favorite jersey?"

.

Yes No
% %

1/8-12/14

21 79

.

"Now, please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly DISagree or completely disagree with the following statements. ...

 

"God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success."

.

Completely
agree
Mostly
agree
Mostly
disagree
Completely
disagree
Unsure/
Refused
% % % % %

1/8-12/14

18 30 18 29 5

.

"God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event."

.

Completely
agree
Mostly
agree
Mostly
disagree
Completely
disagree
Unsure/
Refused
% % % % %

1/8-12/14

10 12 21 54 3

 

Marist Poll. March 4-7, 2013. N=754 self-identified sports fans nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

.

"When recruiting and training college athletes, do you think it is a common practice or not a common practice for college sports programs to break NCAA rules?"

.

Common Not common Unsure
% % %
3/4-7/13 67 26 7
3/20-22/12 55 35 10

.

"Which comes closest to your view: top college athletes who play for their college teams should get a scholarship to college and get paid a salary; should only get a scholarship; should not get a scholarship and should not be paid a salary?"

.

Scholarship
and a salary
Only a
scholarship
Neither
% % %
3/4-7/13 21 72 6
3/20-22/12 27 68 5

.

"What about college coaches? Do you think coaches of top college sports programs should be paid more than coaches in professional sports, paid less, or paid about the same amount as coaches in professional sports?"

.

More Less About the
same
% % %
3/4-7/13 3 51 45
3/20-22/12 4 57 39

.

"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?" N=597 self-identified college basketball fans, margin of error 4.

.

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

 

Public Religion Research Institute. Jan. 16-20, 2013. N=1,033 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Do you think football has replaced baseball as America's national sport, or not?"

.

Yes No Unsure
% % %
1/16-20/13 55 36 9

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 25-29, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of . . . ?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable Unsure
% % %

.

"Professional baseball"

4/25-29/12 67 28 5

.

"Professional basketball"

4/25-29/12 58 37 5

.

"Professional hockey"

4/25-29/12 49 42 9

.

"NASCAR"

4/25-29/12 48 42 10

 

Marist Poll. March 20-22, 2012. N=581 self-identified college football fans nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Do you think replacing the current Bowl Championship Series in college football with a playoff system to pick a national champion, like college basketball, is a good idea or a bad idea?"

.

Good idea Bad idea Unsure
% % %
3/20-22/12 68 20 12

 

Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind. Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2011. N=855 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Let me change the topic for a moment and ask you something about casinos and gambling. Currently, betting on sports -- like football games and basketball games -- is legal only in a few states. ... How about you and your state? Do you support or oppose changing the federal law to allow sports betting in your state?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure
% % %
ALL 42 42 16
Men 49 37 14
Women 35 47 18

.

"Now thinking about the internet: What about online gaming/gambling? Do you support or oppose allowing casinos in your state to run betting games online -- over the internet -- for people in your state?"
Note: Half the sample asked about "gaming" and other half asked about "gambling."

.

Support Oppose Unsure
% % %
ALL 28 60 11
Men 35 55 10
Women 22 65 13

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Aug. 21-22, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Do you think most professional athletes are good role models for children today?"

.

Yes No Unsure
% % %
8/21-22/07 38 57 5
3/1-2/05 39 58 4
9/3-4/97 35 58 7

.

"Which comes closer to how you feel about the increased number of professional athletes in the news recently for their bad behavior? There are more professional athletes who behave badly these days. The number of athletes misbehaving is the same, there are just more news stories about it these days."

.

More Bad
Behavior
More News
Stories
Combination
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
8/21-22/07 27 56 14 4

.

"Do you think professional athletes and sports officials regularly bet on professional sporting events, or not?"

.

They Do They Do Not Unsure
% % %
8/21-22/07 62 21 17

.

"Which one of the following scandals do you think has done more harm to its sport? The NBA referee caught betting on basketball games. Professional football player Michael Vick who has agreed to plead guilty to illegal dog fighting charges. Professional baseball player Barry Bonds being suspected by many to be a steroid user."

.

NBA Referee Michael Vick Barry Bonds Unsure
% % % %
8/21-22/07 23 38 26 13

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Aug. 21-22, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"What is your favorite spectator sport?" Open-ended

.

%
Football 36
Baseball 13
Basketball 8
Soccer 5
Auto racing/NASCAR 5
Tennis 3
Golf 2
Hockey 2
Ice skating 2
Gymnastics 1
Horse racing 1
Volleyball 1
Other 6
None 9
Unsure 2

.

"And what's your favorite sport to participate in?" Open-ended

.

%
Baseball 10
Football 8
Basketball 7
Golf 7
Tennis 5
Swimming 5
Volleyball 4
Bowling 3
Soccer 3
Track and field 2
Auto racing/NASCAR 1
Skiing/Snowboarding 1
Hockey 1
Other 15
None 24
Unsure 2

 

The Harris Poll. Aug. 12-17, 2003. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

Asked of those who said they follow a sport:
"If you had to choose, which one of these sports would you say is your favorite? . . ."

.

2003 2002 1998 1997 1994 1993 1992
% % % % % % %
Pro football 29 27 26 28 24 24 28
Baseball 13 14 18 17 17 18 21
Men's pro basketball 10 11 13 13 11 12 8
Auto racing 9 10 7 5 5 6 5
College football 9 9 9 10 7 8 7
Men's college basketball 6 4 4 6 8 8 8
Men's golf 5 4 4 6 5 6 4
Hockey 3 3 3 4 5 3 3
Soccer 3 3 4 3 3 1 2
Track and field 3 1 3 2 2 1 1
Women's tennis 2 3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Men's tennis 2 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Horse racing 2 1 2 2 2 2 3
Women's pro basketball 1 1 - n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bowling 1 2 2 1 1 2 2
Women's golf 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Women's college basketball - 1 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Not sure 1 3 1 2 2 1 4

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 24-26, 2003. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"In addition to scholarships, do you think college athletes should be paid for playing on college teams, or not?"

.

Yes No Unsure
% % %
2/03 24 72 4
3/01 21 75 4

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). Jan. 19-21, 2003. N=500 adults nationwide.

.

"Title Nine is a federal law that prohibits high schools and colleges that receive federal funds from discriminating on the basis of gender. Title Nine is most commonly invoked to ensure equal opportunities for girls and women in high school and college athletics. Do you approve or disapprove of Title Nine as it is described here?"

%

.

Approve 68
Disapprove 20
Don't know enough (vol.) 6
Not sure 6

.

"To comply with Title Nine, many schools and universities have had to cut back on resources for men's athletic programs and invest more in women's athletic programs to make the programs more equal. Do you approve or disapprove of cutting back on men's athletics to ensure equivalent athletic opportunities for women?"

%

.

Approve of cutting back 66
Disapprove of cutting back 27
Not sure 7

 

The Gallup Poll. March 26-28, 2001. N=1,024 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Next, we’d like to ask you some questions about sports. What is your favorite sport to watch?"

%
Football 28
Basketball 16
Baseball 12
Auto racing 6
Golf 4
Ice/Figure skating 4
Ice hockey 3
Soccer 2
Tennis 2
Boxing 2
Gymnastics 1
Motorcross 1
Wrestling 1
Volleyball 1
Other 4
None 12
No opinion 1

.

"For each of the following, please say whether you are a fan of that sport or not. . . ."
Yes
%
Professional football 54
Professional baseball 46
College football 44
Figure skating 40
College basketball 38
Professional basketball 36
Auto racing 31
Professional golf 27
Professional ice hockey 24
Professional tennis 19
Professional wrestling 12

 

The Gallup Poll. Aug. 24-27, 2000. N=1,019 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"In your opinion, who is the greatest athlete active in the world of sports today?" Open-ended question.

.

%
Tiger Woods 30
Michael Jordan 4
Mark McGwire 3
Cal Ripkin 2
Other * 26
None 4
No opinion 31

.

* 1% or less apiece

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Dec. 20-21, 1999. N=1,031 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"What man or woman living anytime this century do you think was the greatest athlete of the century, in terms of their athletic performance?" Open-ended question.

.

%
Michael Jordan 23
Muhammad Ali 9
Babe Ruth 4
Jim Thorpe 4
Jesse Owens 3
Walter Payton 2
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 2
Other 27
No opinion 26

 

The Harris Poll. Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 1999. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Who is your favorite sports star?" Open-ended question.

.

Top Responses, Ranked
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Michael Jordan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Joe Montana 2 9 5 8 tie 2 2 2
Troy Aikman 3 3 2 2 5 3 8
Brett Favre 4 4 3 8 tie * * *
Mark McGwire 5 2 * * * * *
John Elway 6 5 4 3 * 10 *
Tiger Woods 7 * * * * * *
Dale Earnhardt 8 * * * * * *
Sammy Sosa 9 7 * * * * *
Steve Young 10 * * * * * *

.

* Not in top 10


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). Sept. 9-12,1999. N=1,010 adults nationwide.

.

"Which one of the following do you consider to be the greatest American male athlete of the 20th century? . . ."

%
%
Michael Jordan 35
Babe Ruth 13
Muhammad Ali 11
Jim Thorpe 11
Jesse Owens 10
Jackie Robinson 7
Jack Nicklaus 2
Johnny Unitas 1
All (vol.) 4
None/Other (vol.) 1
Not sure 5

 

The Harris Poll. February 11-15, 1999. N=1,007 adults nationwide.

.

"Do you ever watch or follow any women's sports?"
ALL Men Women
% % %
Yes 40 46 33

.

Asked of those who said they watch or follow women's sports:
"What is your favorite women's sport -- the one you like to watch or follow the most?"
ALL Men Women
% % %
Basketball 37 39 34
Figure skating 20 13 30
Tennis 12 13 10
Golf 7 7 7
Gymnastics 6 7 5
Volleyball 5 6 4
Track and field 3 4 2
Soccer 3 4 1
Baseball 1 1 1
Swimming 1 - 1
Hockey - - -
Other 4 4 5
None 1 1 -
Don't know 1 1 1

.

Asked of those who said they watch or follow women's sports:
"Who is your favorite women's sports star?"
Rank
Jackie Joyner Kersee 1
Michelle Kwan 2
Lisa Leslie 3 tie
Nancy Lopez 3 tie
Martina Hingis 5 tie
Rebecca Lobo 5 tie
Tara Lipinski 5 tie
Venus Williams 8
Sheryl Swoopes 9
Chris Evert 10

.

Asked of those who said they watch or follow women's sports:
"How important do you feel it is for companies or corporations to sponsor or support women's sports: very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important?"
ALL Men Women
% % %
Very important 65 59 72
Somewhat important 28 32 23
Not very important 3 4 -
Not at all important 3 2 4
Don't know 2 2 1

.

Asked of those who said they watch or follow women's sports:
"Can you think of any companies which sponsor or support a woman's sport or sports? Any others?"
ALL Men Women
% % %
Nike 23 24 21
Reebok 7 8 6
Gatorade 4 6 2
Adidas 4 5 3
Virginia Slims 3 3 2
Pepsi 2 3 2
Visa 1 1 1
Nabisco 1 1 -
Sears 1 1 -
General Motors 1 - 1
Lady Foot Locker 1 - 1
Other 21 23 20
None 55 52 60

 

Associated Press Poll conducted by ICR. Aug. 23-30, 1998. N=1,006 adults nationwide.

.

"I'm going to read you a list of several spectator sports. Please tell me which one you enjoy following the most: Professional football. Figure skating. Professional basketball. Major League Baseball. Professional hockey."
%
Professional football 38
Figure skating 20
Professional basketball 20
Major League Baseball 11
Professional hockey 6
Don't know/Refused 5

 


Golf

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 9-11, 2010. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. Tiger Woods."

.

Favorable Unfavorable Never
heard of
Unsure
% % % %

4/9-11/10

39 44 - 17

3/19-21/10

43 45 3 9

.

12/16-20/09

34 49 - 17

Whites

28 54 - 18

Blacks

64 22 - 13

.

12/2-3/09

60 25 1 13

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 19-21, 2010. N=1,030 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"As you may know, Tiger Woods will compete in the Masters in April, the first golf tournament he will play in since allegations first surfaced that he had extramarital affairs. Do you think this is an appropriate thing for Woods to do, or do you think he should wait longer before returning to professional golf?"

.

Appropriate Should Wait
Longer
Should Never
Play Again
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

3/19-21/10

75 19 1 5

.

"If you had to choose, would you like to see Tiger Woods win or lose the Masters golf tournament in April?"

.

Win Lose Don't Care
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

3/19-21/10

59 20 20 1

.

"And just your best guess: Do you think Tiger Woods will win or lose the Masters golf tournament?"

.

Win Lose Unsure
% % %

3/19-21/10

52 42 6

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). March 11, 13-14, 2010. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm going to read you the names of several public figures and I'd like you to rate your feelings toward each one as either very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. Tiger Woods."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive


Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

%

%

%

%

%

%

3/11, 13-14/10

7 9 39 20 18 7

12/11-14/09

5 10 38 18 24 5

4/97

57 19 13 1 1 9

 

ABC News/ESPN Poll. Feb. 25-28, 2010. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Are you a fan of professional golf, or not?"

.

Yes Somewhat
(vol.)
No
% % %

2/25-28/10

16 3 81

2/11-14/10

16 2 81

12/10-13/09

22 6 72

11/02

16 7 78

.

"Overall do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the professional golfer Tiger Woods?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable Unsure
% % %

2/25-28/10

39 35 26

2/11-14/10

40 33 27

12/10-13/09

42 43 14

.

"Woods has been accused of having extramarital affairs, and has apologized for what he called 'personal sins.' Given this situation, do you think companies should or should not continue to use Woods to endorse their products?"

.

Should Should Not Unsure
% % %

2/25-28/10

54 31 15

2/11-14/10

53 33 14

12/10-13/09

54 38 8

.

"Do you think Woods should resume playing professional golf this season, remain out of the sport for a longer period but return eventually, or retire permanently from the sport?"

.

Resume
This Season
Return After
Longer Period
Retire
Permanently
Unsure
% % % %

2/25-28/10

59 25 4 11

2/11-14/10

65 20 7 8

.

"As you may know, Woods made a televised statement last week at which he apologized for these affairs. Do you think Woods was sincere or not sincere in his apology?"

.

Sincere Not Sincere Unsure
% % %

2/25-28/10

54 22 24

.

"Are you personally ready to forgive Woods for his behavior, or not?"

.

Ready to
Forgive
Not Ready to
Forgive
None of My
Business (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

2/25-28/10

55 14 28 3

.

"Is it your opinion that Woods' wife should or should not forgive him for his behavior?"

.

Should Should Not None of My
Business (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

2/25-28/10

29 21 42 8

 

ABC News Poll. Feb. 11-14, 2010. N=1,030 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"What comes closer to your opinion? Would you say this is a personal matter and Woods does not need to say anything about it in public; or as a public figure, Woods owes it to his fans to address the situation publicly and then move on?" Options rotated

.

A Personal
Matter
Should
Address
Publicly
Unsure
% % %

2/11-14/10

56 40 3

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Dec. 16-20, 2009. N=1,160 adults nationwide (Margin of error 3), including 786 non-Hispanic whites (Margin of error 3.5), and, with an oversample, 259 blacks (Margin of error 6).

.

"Do you think black celebrities are singled out for unfair treatment by society, or are all celebrities generally treated the same, regardless of race?"

.

Singled Out
for Unfair
Treatment
Generally
Treated the
Same
Unsure
% % %

ALL

13 85 1

Whites

9 90 1

Blacks

39 60 1

 

Marist College Marist Poll. Dec. 2, 3 & 7, 2009. N=607 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Do you think Tiger Woods should deal with the recent events that have been in the news only privately or do you think he should address them publicly?"

.

Privately Publicly Unsure
% % %

12/2, 3 & 7/09

69 25 6

.

"Given the recent events that have been in the news, are you more likely or less likely to buy a product endorsed by Tiger Woods? If it makes no difference to you, please say so."

.

More Likely Less Likely Makes No
Difference
% % %

12/2, 3 & 7/09

1 8 91

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 6-8, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Have you ever played golf?"

.

Yes No
% %

1/6-8/06

43 57

.

"Have you, personally, become more interested in golf since Tiger Woods joined the professional golf tour, have you become less interested, or has your interest in golf not changed?"

.

More
Interested
Less
Interested
No
Change
Unsure
% % % %

1/6-8/06

18 5 76 1

 

Associated Press Poll. Nov. 22-26, 2002. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
             

"As you may know, one of the world's most prestigious golf tournaments, the Masters, is hosted by Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta National does not have women members, although women do play at Augusta National golf course as guests. Which of the following statements comes closer to your view? As host of such a prestigious golf tournament, Augusta National should have women members. OR, As a private club, Augusta National has the right to only have men as members."

             
      %      
  Should have women members 46      
  Has the right to have only men 46      
  Don't know 8      
             
"Many members of Augusta National Golf Club are current or retired executives of some of the nation's biggest companies, which have policies against discrimination on the basis of gender. Regardless of whether a private club should have only male members, do you think it's all right for executives of companies with policies against gender discrimination to belong to a private club that has only male members, OR, do you think those executives should not belong to clubs with only male members?"
             
        %    
  All right to belong to men-only clubs 52    
  Should not belong to men-only clubs 35    
  Don't know 13    
             
"Some have argued that Tiger Woods, a three-time winner of the Masters, should skip the tournament this year in an effort to influence Augusta National to expand its membership to women. Woods favors admitting women, but says he should not be singled out in the dispute and will play in the Masters. Do you think Tiger Woods should play in the Masters this year or should he skip the tournament?"
             
    %        
  Should play 75        
  Should not 15        
  Don't know 10        

 

ABC News/ESPN Poll. Nov. 20-24, 2002. N=1,042 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
             
"As you may know, the Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Tournament each year. Augusta is a private club that only allows men to become members, not women. Do you support or oppose Augusta's men-only membership policy?"
             
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
  ALL 39 54 7    
  Men 47 48 5    
  Women 32 60 8    
  Whites 41 52 7    
  Nonwhites 31 63

6

   
             
"Regardless of whether you support or oppose this policy, do you think the Augusta National Golf Club should or should not have the right to admit only men as members?"
             
    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
  ALL 56 41 3    
  Men 62 35 3    
  Women 51 47 2    
  Whites 61 37 2    
  Nonwhites 37 60 3    
             
"Assuming Augusta keeps its men-only membership policy, do you think the Professional Golfers' Association Tour should or should not continue to recognize the Masters as an official PGA Tour event?"
             
    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
  ALL 59 34 7    
  Men 65 29 6    
  Women 53 39 8    
  Whites 60 32 8    
  Nonwhites 51 43 6    

 


Auto Racing: NASCAR

The Harris Poll. February 11-15, 1999. N=1,007 adults nationwide.
.
"NASCAR is the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Have you watched a NASCAR race on TV in the last year, or not?"
Have
Watched
%
ALL 45
Men 53
Women 39
East 40
Midwest 41
South 53
West 42
.
"Have you been to a NASCAR race in person in the last year, or not?"
Have
Attended
%
ALL 4
Men 6
Women 1
.
Asked of those who have watched or attended a NASCAR race in the last year:
"Who is your favorite NASCAR driver?"
Top
Responses,
Ranked
Dale Earnhardt 1
Jeff Gordon 2
Mark Martin 3
Rusty Wallace 4
Richard Petty 5
Dale Jarrett 6
John Andretti 7
Darrel Waltrip 8
Mario Andretti 9
Bill Elliot 10 tie
Tony Labonte 10 tie
.
Asked of those who have watched or attended a NASCAR race in the last year:
"Can you think of any companies which sponsor or support NASCAR racing? Any others?"
%
Tide 19
Pennzoil 19
McDonald's 17
GM Goodwrench Service Plus 12
Valvoline 12
Budweiser 12
Miller 9
Quaker State 9
Pepsi 9
Kellogg's 7
Winston 6
Coca-Cola 6
Texaco/Havolene 6
DuPont 5
Goodyear 5
Skoal Bandit 3
Coors Light 3
Gatorade 3
Mobil 2
NAPA Auto Care 2
AC Delco 2
Interstate Batteries 2
John Deere 2
Kodak 2
K-Mart 2

 


Soccer

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Please tell me if you consider yourself to be a fan of professional soccer, or not."

.

Yes, a fan No, not a fan Unsure
% % %

5/29 - 6/1/14

28 71 1

.

"Do you plan to watch the soccer World Cup games in Brazil this summer, or not?"

.

Yes No Unsure
% % %

5/29 - 6/1/14

28 71 1

.

"Which of these four phrases best describes your view of soccer: exciting, interesting, on the dull side, or a big bore?"

.

Exciting Interesting On the
dull side
A big bore Unsure
% % % % %

5/29 - 6/1/14

19 28 21 28 4

.

"Just your best guess, in the next 10 years, do you think professional soccer will become more popular in the United States, less popular, or stay about the same?"

.

More
popular
Less
popular
About
the same
Unsure
% % % %

5/29 - 6/1/14

46 4 47 3

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. June 19-20, 2002. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"Are you following the World Cup of Soccer or aren't you following the World Cup?"

.

%
Following 26
Not following 72
Not sure 2

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 28-29, 2002. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Finally, thinking about sports: How interested are you in soccer? Are you very interested, somewhat interested, not too interested, or not at all interested?"

.

Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Unsure
% % % % %
5/02 9 17 21 53 -
6/94 9 20 20 50 1
4/90 4 19 17 49 11

.

"As you may know, the World Cup soccer tournament -- which is played every four years -- begins this week. How much of the World Cup matches do you plan to watch on television: as much as possible, some but not a lot, or none at all?"

.

As Much As
Possible
Some None At All Unsure
% % % %
5/02 5 22 72 1
6/94 11 27 61 1
4/90 5 21 62 12

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. July 14-15, 1999. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Which do you think is more exciting to watch: men's soccer or women's soccer?"

.

ALL Men Women
% % %
Women's 40 42 39
Men's 14 16 12
Both equal (vol.) 13 12 14
No soccer is interesting (vol.) 27 24 29
Not sure 6 5 6

 


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