52% Say Big-Time College Athletics Corrupt Education Process
57% Think College Coaches Shouldn’t Be Paid More Than Professors
50% Say Star College Athletes Deserve Royalties
Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted May 13, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Some big-time college sports programs make a lot of money for their schools. When it comes to recruiting top players, how many big-time programs break the rules on a regular basis?
2* Sometimes, a winning coach breaks the rules or mistreats players. If a typical college president found that his or her very successful coach was breaking the rules, how likely is it that the coach will be fired?
3* The average annual salary for football head coaches at major colleges is $1.64 million. Is that too much, too little, or about right?
A proposal has been made that would prevent college sports coaches from being
paid more than professors. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?
5* Some college sports programs profit by licensing and promoting the names and images of star athletes. Several former college athletes have filed a lawsuit saying they deserve royalties when the NCAA profits from using their name and image. Do the athletes deserve royalties?
6* Colleges give top athletes scholarships. Do most top-tier college athletes take serious courses and receive a good education?
7* Many colleges and universities give special preference and financial support to athletes. Is it fair for a school to accept a skilled athlete over a more qualified student?
8* Do big-time college sports programs corrupt the process of higher education?
9* Do college athletics have too much power and influence over colleges and universities?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence