Keep Paterno in Hall of Fame?
Should recently ousted Penn State football coach Joe Paterno be thrown out of the College Football Hall of Fame?
Men responded differently from women to the question, which we put to the American people a day after the Penn State child sex abuse scandal led to the firing of Paterno, a 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Overall, 51% of Americans said Paterno should remain a member of the Hall of Fame, 28% said he should be expelled from the Hall of Fame, and 22% had no opinion on the issue.
Men supported Paterno remaining a Hall of Famer by a 66%-19% margin. Women: 37% favored keeping Paterno in the Hall of Fame, while 35% felt he should be removed. Twenty-eight percent of women said they had no opinion.
Our scientific telephone survey of 1,184 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 10, 2011 and has a margin of error of +/- 3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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