Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18542
 
1Are you a fan of college sports?
800 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes59%64%54%55%61%64%56%58%60%58%65%66%**63%53%55%
No38%33%43%39%39%35%38%39%36%38%35%34%**33%43%42%
Not Sure4%4%4%6%1%1%7%4%4%4%0%0%**4%4%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%30%31%21%18%61%39%85%5%6%4%52%34%14%
 
 
2Texas A&M University announced it will end its affiliation with the Big 12 Conference in June 2012. Do you think this is a good thing? Or a bad thing?
469 College Sports FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Good Thing19%20%17%23%20%16%10%22%14%16%19%31%**20%16%16%
Bad Thing62%66%59%50%63%68%73%57%70%67%42%44%**63%58%69%
Not Sure19%15%24%27%16%16%16%21%16%16%39%25%**16%26%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Sports Fans100%53%47%28%32%23%17%60%40%84%6%6%4%56%30%13%
 
 
3Will the Big 12 survive after Texas A&M leaves? Or will it break up?
469 College Sports FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Survive63%65%61%54%63%72%67%59%70%61%69%75%**61%68%60%
Break Up24%27%21%31%25%19%17%28%18%26%9%25%**29%16%22%
Not Sure13%8%17%14%12%9%16%13%12%13%23%0%**10%15%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Sports Fans100%53%47%28%32%23%17%60%40%84%6%6%4%56%30%13%
 
 
4Will Texas A&M leaving help or hurt the University of Kansas?
469 College Sports FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Help36%41%29%53%29%32%26%40%29%36%38%39%**39%35%24%
Hurt36%35%36%20%47%35%42%34%38%37%18%43%**38%28%42%
Not Sure29%23%34%27%25%33%33%26%33%28%45%19%**23%36%34%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Sports Fans100%53%47%28%32%23%17%60%40%84%6%6%4%56%30%13%
 
 
5Will Texas A&M leaving help or hurt Kansas State University?
469 College Sports FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Help37%38%35%43%36%33%32%40%32%35%40%69%**39%37%28%
Hurt37%43%30%27%44%39%37%36%38%40%24%12%**41%27%40%
Not Sure26%19%35%29%20%29%31%24%30%25%37%19%**20%36%32%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Sports Fans100%53%47%28%32%23%17%60%40%84%6%6%4%56%30%13%
 
 
6Of the following teams, which one would you most like to see join the Big 12? BYU? Notre Dame? University of Arkansas? University of Houston? University of Pittsburgh? Or SMU?
469 College Sports FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherNortheasSoutheasWestern
BYU15%15%14%17%19%8%11%18%9%16%1%4%**19%10%6%
Notre Dame35%36%33%41%37%33%20%39%28%32%23%63%**36%36%26%
Arkansas30%33%27%20%27%38%43%24%40%32%35%6%**26%36%35%
Houston5%7%4%7%6%2%6%6%4%5%12%9%**5%4%8%
Pittsburgh4%2%5%8%1%2%3%4%3%3%25%0%**3%4%4%
SMU6%4%8%4%3%10%9%3%10%7%0%2%**7%3%9%
Not Sure6%3%9%2%8%7%8%5%7%5%4%15%**4%7%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Sports Fans100%53%47%28%32%23%17%60%40%84%6%6%4%56%30%13%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.