Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18578
 
1Do universities place too much emphasis on college sports? Not enough emphasis? Or just the right emphasis?
500 College Football FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAttendedRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherUniversiKansas SBothNeitherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Too Much42%34%51%42%40%44%42%41%43%41%******53%33%74%40%36%43%59%
Not Enough9%12%5%11%13%4%3%12%3%9%******3%16%0%9%12%7%3%
Just The Right Amount49%53%43%46%47%50%54%47%52%49%******44%51%24%51%51%50%39%
Not Sure1%1%0%0%0%2%1%0%1%1%******0%1%2%0%1%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Football Fans100%53%47%31%33%20%16%64%36%88%4%4%3%12%16%6%66%53%31%16%
 
 
2Is it important? Or not important? For Kansas and Kansas State to be in the same conference?
500 College Football FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAttendedRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherUniversiKansas SBothNeitherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Important75%72%78%84%73%67%71%78%69%76%******84%79%96%70%77%69%81%
Not Important17%20%13%9%21%23%16%15%20%15%******12%9%3%21%16%21%13%
Not Sure8%8%9%8%6%10%12%7%11%8%******4%12%2%9%8%10%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Football Fans100%53%47%31%33%20%16%64%36%88%4%4%3%12%16%6%66%53%31%16%
 
 
3If the Big 12 conference goes away, what conference do you want Kansas and Kansas State to be a part of? The Big East? The Big Ten? The Pac-12? The ACC? Or another conference?
374 Who Say It's Important They Be in Same ConferenceAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAttendedRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherUniversiKansas SBothNeitherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Big East9%12%6%10%4%11%17%7%14%10%******5%22%2%7%10%10%7%
Big Ten46%41%50%52%47%45%31%49%39%46%******35%40%93%44%44%44%52%
Pac-1226%22%30%29%31%20%14%30%18%25%******29%25%0%28%27%28%19%
ACC4%5%2%3%4%6%4%3%5%4%******12%2%0%3%4%3%6%
Another Conference9%12%6%6%8%12%16%7%13%7%******6%8%5%10%8%9%11%
Not Sure7%7%6%2%7%7%17%4%12%7%******12%3%0%7%8%6%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Say It's Important They Be in Same Conference100%51%49%35%32%18%15%67%33%90%3%4%2%13%17%7%62%54%28%18%
 
 
4All things considered, are college athletics are a positive thing or a negative thing for a university to have?
500 College Football FansAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAttendedRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 1.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherUniversiKansas SBothNeitherNortheasSoutheasWestern
Positive96%96%97%98%98%93%93%98%93%96%******100%94%100%96%96%96%98%
Negative1%1%2%0%2%3%2%1%3%2%******0%4%0%1%1%2%1%
Not Sure2%3%1%2%0%4%5%1%4%2%******0%1%0%3%3%2%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of College Football Fans100%53%47%31%33%20%16%64%36%88%4%4%3%12%16%6%66%53%31%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.