Sports Illustrated polls Americans on Gays and Lesbians in sports
Interesting that this magazine decided to do this kind of polling. It is a step forward and some of the answers are surprising. Below are a few of the poll results. There is much more at SI.com.
The poll shows a growing acceptance of gays and lesbians in the United States. It does however indicate some concerns with gays and children. We have a long way to go yet!
Sports Illustrated poll
It is OK for gay athletes to participate in sports, even if they are open about their sexuality
Agree: 78% Disagree: 22%
It is OK for male athletes to participate in sports even if they are openly gay Agree: 86% Disagree: 14%
It is OK for female athletes to participate in sports even if they are openly gay Agree:78% Disagree: 22%
It's OK for homosexuals to participate in sports provided they are not open about their sexuality
Having an openly gay player hurts the entire team
Survey conducted for NBC/USA Network by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, Inc. Methodology: Penn, Schoen and Berland conducted 979 interviews among the general population from March 18-21 of this year. The margin of error sampling is +/-3.1 overall and larger for subgroups.