Wednesday, July 22, 2015
As more damning evidence is released regarding Bill Cosby’s history of alleged sexual assaults, Americans have a much more negative view of the legendary comedian but stop short of calling for his Presidential Medal of Freedom to be revoked.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of American Adults now have a favorable impression of Cosby. That’s a 21-point drop from last November when the assault allegations first made news. Sixty-six percent (66%) now view Cosby unfavorably, up from 36% in the earlier survey. The latest findings include seven percent (7%) with a Very Favorable opinion of the former “The Cosby Show” star and 36% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 16 and 19, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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