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Professional Football

CBS News Poll. Jan. 15-19, 2014. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

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"Do you plan to watch the Super Bowl on February 2nd, or not?"

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Yes, will
watch
No, won't
watch
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
% % % %

1/15-19/14

58 37 4 1

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"How likely is it that you will bet money on this year's Super Bowl: very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?"

.

Very
likely
Somewhat
likely
Not very
likely
Not at
all likely
Unsure/
No answer
% % % % %

1/15-19/14

6 5 8 80 1

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"Which one of these is your favorite food to eat while watching the Super Bowl? ..."

.

%
Chicken wings 27
Pizza 27
Salsa and chips 13
Pretzels and potato chips 7
Hamburgers 6
Pigs-in-a-blanket 4
Other (vol.) 4
Don’t watch (vol.) 8
Unsure/No answer 5

.

"Do you prefer the Super Bowl be played in an indoor stadium or an outdoor stadium?" Options rotated

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Indoor Outdoor Doesn't
matter (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer

.

% % % %

1/15-19/14

30 37 31 2

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 4-7, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

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"National Football League players and team owners are locked in a labor dispute over sharing revenue and the number of regular season games to be played. Which side do you favor: the players or the owners?"

.

Players Owners Neither/Don't
follow football
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

3/4-7/11

43 20 24 13  

 

Marist College Marist Poll. Feb. 1-3, 2010. N=1,072 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"Do you plan on watching all, most, some, or none of the Super Bowl this coming Sunday?"

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All Most Some None  
% % % %  

2/1-3/10

37 8 24 31  

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"Do you watch the Super Bowl more for the game or more for the commercials?" N=730 respondents who plan to watch at least some of this year's Super Bowl, MoE ± 4

.

The Game The Ads      
% %      

2/1-3/10

78 22      

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"Which one of the following phrases will you find most annoying to hear during the broadcast of the Super Bowl? That's a costly turnover. They'll have to treat this just like any other game. It's too bad somebody has to lose. It all depends on where they spot the ball. He'd like to have that one back." N=730 respondents who plan to watch at least some of this year's Super Bowl, MoE ± 4

.

%

.

Somebody has to lose 36      
Treat this like any other game 20      
That's a costly turnover 18      
Where they spot the ball 14      
Have that one back  12      

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"In the past, television networks have been reluctant to air commercials during the Super Bowl which take a position on policy issues such as abortion, gay rights, animal rights, and smoking. Overall, do you think it is appropriate or not appropriate for so-called advocacy ads to be allowed to air during the Super Bowl?"

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Appropriate Not
Appropriate
Unsure    
% % %    

2/1-3/10

44 49 7    

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"This year, CBS will make the decision whether to air specific advocacy ads that are responsibly produced. Which comes closest to your opinion for airing advocacy ads during the Super Bowl? All advocacy ads should be allowed on a first-come basis. The television network should make the decision which advocacy ads are allowed to air. No advocacy ads should be allowed."

.

Allow On a First-
Come Basis
Network
Should Decide
None Should
Be Allowed
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/1-3/10

25 34 36 5  

.

"A pro-life, pro-family commercial sponsored by the advocacy group Focus on the Family will air during the Super Bowl. It features a Heisman Trophy winner, Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, and his mother. Do you agree or disagree with the decision by CBS to air this commercial during the Super Bowl?"

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Agree Disagree Unsure    
% % %    

2/1-3/10

60 30 10    

 

Marist College Marist Poll. Dec. 2, 3 & 7, 2009. N=641 fans of professional football nationwide. MoE ± 4.

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"Which professional football team do you think has the best chance of winning the Super Bowl this season?"

.

%        

New Orleans Saints

32        

Indianapolis Colts

15        
Minnesota Vikings 8        
Dallas Cowboys 5        
New England Patriots 4        
Other 15        
Unsure 21        

.

"Which one of the following NFL quarterbacks do you think is the best this season: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals, Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers, Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys, Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, or Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals?"

.

%        
Drew Brees 25        
Peyton Manning 25        
Brett Favre 23        

Tom Brady

8        
Tony Romo 6        
Kurt Warner 2        

Carson Palmer

1        
Philip Rivers -        
Unsure 10        

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Dec. 9-11, 2005. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

"Are you a fan of professional football, or not?"

.

Yes, a fan Somewhat
of a fan (vol.)
No, not a fan    
% % %    

12/9-11/05

50 9 41    

12/5-8/04

58 6 36    
1/03 50 9 41    
3/26-28/01 54 9 37    
3/9-11/01 48 14 38    
1/01 44 14 42    
8/00 42 12 46    
3/99 47 9 44    
1/99 51 10 39    
1/98 45 11 43    

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Jan. 23-25, 2003. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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"As you may know, National Football League referees and other field officials are part-time employees of the league. Do you think the National Football League should make all officials full-time employees, or should they continue to be part-time employees?" N=588 pro football fans (MoE ± 4)

.

%
Full-time 42
Part-time 50
No opinion 8

.

"As you may know, coaches in the National Football League may challenge a limited number of rulings made by referees and other field officials during a game. How many rulings do you think NFL coaches should be allowed to challenge in a game? Should they be allowed to challenge any ruling that affects the game, only a limited number of rulings per game, or no rulings at all during a game?" Options rotated; N=588 pro football fans (MoE ± 4)

.

%
Any ruling 25
Limited number 66
None at all 7
No opinion 2

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 23-25, 2000. N=1,020 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

"How often do you watch Monday Night Football: regularly, occasionally, or never?"

.

%
Regularly 24
Occasionally 32
Never 44

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of ABC's decision to hire HBO talk show host and former Saturday Night Live regular Dennis Miller as a Monday Night Football broadcaster?" N=243 regular viewers of Monday Night Football, MoE ± 7

.

%

.

Approve 58
Disapprove 22
No opinion 20

 

The Harris Poll. Aug. 12-18, 1999. N=1,008 adults nationwide.

.

Asked of those who said they follow professional football:
"What is your favorite National Football League team? What is your second-favorite National Football League team?"

.

First and Second,
combined
1999 1998
% %
Dallas Cowboys 22 25
San Francisco 49ers 18 16
Green Bay Packers 18 20
Denver Broncos 13 13
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 12
Miami Dolphins 9 9
Washington Redskins 7 6
Minnesota Vikings 8 5
Chicago Bears 6 9
New York Giants 6 7
New England Patriots 6 4
New York Jets 5 4
Cleveland Browns 5 n/a
Kansas City Chiefs 4 6
Buffalo Bills 4 3
Seattle Seahawks 4 2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6
Oakland Raiders 3 7
Atlanta Falcons 3 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 4
New Orleans Saints 3 2
Detroit Lions 2 3
Cincinnati Bengals 2 2
Baltimore Ravens 2 1
San Diego Chargers 2 1
Arizona Cardinals 2 1
Indianapolis Colts 1 2
Carolina Panthers 1 6
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 3
St. Louis Rams 1 1
Houston Oilers * 1

.

* Less than .5%


 


College Football

Marist Poll. March 20-22, 2012. N=581 self-identified college football fans nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

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"Do you think replacing the current Bowl Championship Series in college football with a playoff system to pick a national champion, like college basketball, is a good idea or a bad idea?"

.

Good idea Bad idea Unsure
% % %
3/20-22/12 68 20 12

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Dec. 16-20, 2009. Adults nationwide.

.

"Are you a fan of college football or not?" N=1,160 adults nationwide, MoE ± 3

.

Are Are Not      
% %      

12/16-20/09

44 56      

.

"Do you think the Bowl Championship Series should or should not be replaced with a playoff system?" N=463 fans of college football, MoE ± 4.5

.

Should Should Not Unsure    
% % %    

12/16-20/09

59 36 5    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Dec. 15-20, 2009. N=1,849 adults nationwide.

.

"How interested are you in following college football: very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?" N=1,849 adults, MoE ± 2.3

.

Very
Interested
Somewhat
Interested
Not at All
Interested
   
% % %    

12/15-20/09

18 28 54    

.

"What is your opinion of the Bowl Championship Series, or BCS, the system that college football uses to determine its national champion: favorable or unfavorable?" N=948 fans of college football, MoE ± 3.2

.

Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
% % %    

12/15-20/09

43 45 12    

.

"Do you think the Bowl Championship Series should, or should not, be replaced with a playoff system as takes place in college basketball?" N=948 fans of college football, MoE ± 3.2

.

Should Be
Replaced
Should Not
Be Replaced
Unsure    
% % %    

12/15-20/09

63 26 12    

.

"Congress is considering forcing college football to have a playoff system, like in basketball, to pick a national champion. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?" N=948 fans of college football, MoE ± 3.2

.

Good Idea Bad Idea Unsure    
% % %    

12/15-20/09

45 48 7    

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Dec. 14-16, 2001. N=1,019 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

.

"Are you a fan of college football, or not?"

.

Yes Somewhat
(vol.)
No
% % %
12/01 39 8 53
3/01 44 9 46
11/00 41 6 53

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"Which of the following comes closest to your view of how the national championship should be determined in major college football? Drop the current Bowl Championship Series. Keep the Bowl Championship Series but change the way standings are computed. Keep the current Bowl Championship Series as it currently is. OR, Move to a playoff tournament." N=483 college football fans, MoE ± 5

.

    %
Drop the B.C.S. 3
Keep the B.C.S., change way standings computed 15
Keep the B.C.S. as it currently is 21
Move to a playoff tournament 54
No opinion 7

 

The Harris Poll. Aug. 12-18, 1999. N=1,008 adults nationwide.

.

"Do you follow college football, or not?"

.

8/99 8/98 9/97
% % %
Follow 42 35 30
Do not follow 58 65 70

.

Among people who follow college football:
"What is your favorite college football team? What is your second favorite college team?"

.

Combined First and
Second Choices, Ranked
8/99 8/98 9/97
Notre Dame 1 1 1
Florida State 2 2 6
Michigan 3 4 5
Penn State 4 3 3
Ohio State 5 6 7
Tennessee 6 5 4
Alabama 7 8 9
Michigan State 8 * *
Florida 9 7 *
Texas 10 * *

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* Not in top 10

 


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