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Marist Poll. April 7-10, 2014. N=546 fans of professional baseball nationwide. Margin of error 4.2.

             

"In light of player suspensions for performance-enhancing drug use last season, do you think Major League Baseball has gone too far, has not gone far enough, or has taken the right steps?"

 
    Has gone
too far
Has not gone
far enough
Has taken
right steps
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

4/7-10/14

8 20 68 4

 

             

"Overall, do you think the cost of a ticket for a Major League Baseball game is a good value for the money, or not?"

 
    A good
value
Not a
good value
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

4/7-10/14

41 49 10

 

 


 

Monmouth University Poll. July 25-30, 2013. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Major League Baseball?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/25-30/13

53 22 25

 

 

             

"Have you read or heard anything about baseball players using steroids or other performance enhancing drugs?" If yes: "Have you heard a lot or just a little?"

 
    Yes:
A lot
Yes:
A little
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/25-30/13

55 31 13

 

 

             
 

Have heard at least a little about baseball drugs issue (margin of error 3.3):
"In 2005, Major League Baseball expanded testing and increased penalties for steroid use. Do you think these actions have been effective or not effective at reducing steroid use in professional baseball?"

 
    Effective Not
effective
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/25-30/13

40 49 11

 

 

             
 

Have heard at least a little about baseball drugs issue (margin of error 3.3):
"Do you think that the use of steroids has gone up, gone down, or is about the same as it was before the 2005 changes in testing and penalties?"

 
    Gone up Gone down About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/25-30/13

18 31 40 10

 

             
 

Have heard at least a little about baseball drugs issue (margin of error 3.3):
"Please tell me whether you would support or oppose each of the following penalties for a professional baseball player who has been found to use steroids more than once. . . ."

 
    Support Oppose Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Ban from playing for 50 games"

 

7/25-30/13

69 24 1 5

 

             
 

"Ban from playing for an entire season"

 

7/25-30/13

75 20 1 4

 

             
 

"Ban from playing for life"

 

7/25-30/13

33 60 3 4

 

             
 

"Erase any records set while using steroids"

 

7/25-30/13

63 30 1 5

 

             
 

"Ban from the Hall of Fame"

 

7/25-30/13

63 31 2 4

 

             
 

"Impose a fine of a full season's salary"

 

7/25-30/13

70 24 1 5

 


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