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Questions - College Football Union March 27-28, 2014

25% Favor Allowing College Athletes to Unionize
24% Give NCAA High Marks for Policing College Athletics


National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 27-28, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports



1* This week, a federal labor relations board ruled that football players at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore can unionize. Do you favor or oppose allowing college athletes to unionize?

2*  How likely is it that sports teams at other colleges and universities will seek to unionize – Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely

3*  If colleges have to enter in collective bargaining with student athletes, will that be good or bad for college athletics? Or will it have no impact?

4*  If college athletes are employees who can unionize, should any scholarships they receive be considered taxable income?

5* Many schools earn sizable amounts of money as a result of their athletic programs. Should student athletes be paid a share of this money?

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

7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, known most familiarly as the NCAA?  

8*  How would you rate the job the NCAA does policing college athletics – excellent, good, fair or poor?

9*  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?


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