25% Favor Allowing College Athletes to Unionize
The National Labor Relations Board last week ruled in favor of allowing Northwestern football players to form college sports’ first labor union. The school plans to appeal the decision. Most Americans don’t think college athletes should be allowed to unionize but expect the fight to spread to other colleges and universities.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% of American Adults favor allowing college athletes to form unions. Fifty-three percent (53%) are opposed. Twenty-two percent (22%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 27-28, 2014 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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