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Questions - College Sports - October 24-25, 2014

Just 15% Think Top-Tier College Athletes Get a Good Education
67% Say Colleges Are Better Known For Sports Than Academics
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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults

Conducted October 24-25, 2014

 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 – just about all, about half, less than half or very few?

2* Do most top-tier college athletes take serious courses and receive a good education?

3* Do most colleges and universities give athletes special preferences or do they hold athletes to the same academic and behavior standards as other students?

4* Should colleges and universities be required to make sure student athletes graduate with a degree?

5* Is it fair for a school to accept a skilled athlete over a more qualified student?

6* Do big-time college sports programs corrupt the process of higher education?

7* Do college athletics have too much power and influence over colleges and universities?

8* Are most colleges and universities in this country better known for their athletic programs or for their academic programs?

9* Have you or a member of your immediate family played a sport on the college level?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence