POLL DU JOUR
68 percent of Americans say professional athletes have a lower level of personal morality than politicians or celebrities.
66 percent of Americans say players and athletes should be held responsible for enforcing moral standards in US. professional sports.
65 percent say team owners are responsible for enforcing the standards; 56 percent cite team coaches.
55 percent say professional athletes should be held to higher legal standards than average people
32 percent say the athletes are “setting a good example for children”.
24 percent say sports fans should set morality standard for the athletes.
17 percent say they don’t care what happens offfield “as long as my team wins.”
Source: A Harris Poll of 2,016 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and released Wednesday.
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