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Questions - Youth Exercise - September 4-5, 2014

Most Parents Think Winning More Important Than Just Playing the Game

Americans See Too Much Computer, Not Enough Exercise in Kids' Lives


Platinum Pages

National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted September 4-5, 2014

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do children today get enough exercise?


2*  Do children spend too much time on their computer or other electronic devices?


3* Are children in the United States less physically fit than children in previous generations?


4* Who is most responsible for making sure that children get enough exercise  - parents, schools or the government?


5* Which is better for children - unstructured time to play or organized sports?


6* How important is it for young people to participate in sports as part of their development – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?


7*  At what grade level, should children start engaging in team sports -- pre-k, elementary school, middle school or junior high, high school or college?


8* When it comes to team sports for children, which is more important - rewarding the winners or making sure that everyone is recognized for participating?


9* Do you have children of elementary or secondary school age?


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