Essential Report

Approval of actions

Feb 18, 2013

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of the following actions –

 

Total approve

Total disapprove

Strongly approve

Approve

Disapprove

Strongly disapprove

Don’t know

Ban sports betting

52%

30%

27%

25%

24%

6%

17%

Setting up a sports integrity commission with strong powers

76%

7%

40%

36%

6%

1%

17%

Ban teams whose players have been found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs

54%

28%

28%

26%

21%

7%

18%

Accept that prohibition won’t work and allow approved performance enhancing drugs in sport

12%

71%

5%

7%

19%

52%

16%

76% approve setting up a sports integrity commission with strong powers. 82% of AFL followers and 78% of NRL followers approved.

54% approve banning teams whose players have been found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs – including 49% of AFL followers and 50% of NRL followers.

52% approve of banning sports betting – including 52% of AFL followers and 47% of NRL followers. Those most in favour of banning sports betting were followers of cricket (57%) and tennis (63%).

Only 12% believed we should accept that prohibition won’t work and allow approved performance enhancing drugs in sport. This was strongly rejected by all sports followers – 65% of AFL followers and 71% of NRL followers disapproved.

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