Americans Think Most Big-Time College Sports Programs Break the Rules
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The NCAA has been rocked by a “pay to play” bribery scandal involving big-time college basketball teams that led to the suspension of Louisville’s head coach last week and an FBI investigation. But to Americans, this is just par for the course.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of American Adults think just about all big-time college sports programs break the rules on a regular basis when it comes to recruiting top players. Another 30% think about half of the big-time programs break the rules on a regular basis. Just 22% think less than half of the major programs are regular rule-breakers, including just eight percent (8%) who say very few schools do it. Another 17% are not sure how many big-time college sports programs break the rules when recruiting top players. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 28 and October 1, 2017 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.
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