Essential Report

Drugs in sport

Feb 18, 2013

Q. How much of a problem do you think taking performance enhancing drugs is in these sports?

 

A major problem

A moderate  problem

A minor problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

AFL football

39%

23%

18%

5%

16%

NRL rugby league

37%

26%

16%

4%

18%

Cricket

16%

9%

26%

25%

23%

Tennis

18%

12%

24%

22%

24%

Soccer

22%

19%

23%

10%

26%

Basketball

18%

18%

22%

14%

30%

Cycling

56%

20%

8%

3%

14%

Athletics

41%

26%

11%

4%

17%

56% of respondents think taking performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in cycling, 41% think it is a major problem in athletics, 39% in AFL football and 37% in NRL rugby league.

38% of AFL football followers think it is a major problem in their sport and 26% of NRL followers think it is a major problem in their sport. 40% of AFL followers think it is a major problem in NRL.

46% of Victorian respondents think performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in the AFL.

Betting on sport

Feb 18, 2013

Q. How much of a problem do you think betting on games and results is in these sports?

 

A major problem

A moderate  problem

A minor problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

AFL football

34%

22%

14%

10%

19%

NRL rugby league

33%

22%

15%

11%

20%

Cricket

30%

22%

17%

10%

20%

Tennis

21%

18%

20%

18%

23%

Soccer

30%

22%

15%

11%

23%

Basketball

23%

18%

19%

15%

25%

Cycling

25%

18%

17%

14%

25%

Athletics

23%

18%

20%

14%

25%

34% of respondents think betting is a major problem in AFL football, 33% think it is a major problem in NRL, 30% in soccer and 30% in cricket.

36% of those who mostly follow cricket think it is a major problem in their sport, compared to 32% of AFL followers and 28% of NRL followers.

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