National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted October 24-25, 2014
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