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Questions - Donald Sterling and Los Angeles Clippers - May 2-3, 2014

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted May 2-3, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports



1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about comments made by the owner of a major sports franchise?

2* The commissioner of the National Basketball Association has fined Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, $2.5 million and banned him from the league for racist comments he made in a recently disclosed audio recording. Were the penalties imposed on Sterling too severe, not severe enough or were they about right?

3* The NBA commissioner is also hoping to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.  Should Sterling be forced to sell his team because of his racist comments?

4* Regardless of what the NBA decides, how likely is it that Sterling will ultimately be forced to sell the team because of continuing negative feelings about his racist remarks?

5* How serious a problem is racism in professional sports today – very serious, somewhat serious, not very serious or not at all serious?


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