National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 10-11, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a professional football player and domestic violence?
2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Ray Rice?
3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the National Football League?
4* Now that the NFL has a video of Rice knocking out his fiancée with a punch, should he be banned from professional football?
5* Even before the video surfaced, the NFL issued new penalties for players who are involved in domestic violence. For the first offense the player would be suspended for 6 games. Upon a second offense the player would face a possible lifetime ban from the game. Are these new penalties too harsh or not harsh enough?
6* Are professional athletes good role models for young children?
7* Do celebrities get preferential treatment when they break the law?
8* Do Americans pay too much attention to celebrity news and not enough attention to news that has real impact on their lives?
9* Does the media cover celebrities too much, too little or is the coverage about right?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence