Music or sports for children?
A majority of Americans think it is just as important for a child to play a sport as it is to learn to play a musical instrument. In a Poll Position national scientific survey we asked, do you think it is more important for children to play a sport or learn to play a musical instrument? More than half, 51% thought both were equally important, 23% thought learning to play an instrument was more important, 21% chose playing a sport.
Men and women had different views on the question. Among women, 58% thought both were equally important, 19% selected learning to play an instrument, 17% chose paying a sport. Men countered with 44% saying both are equally important, 27% selected learning to play an instrument, with 25% saying sports were more important.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,142 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 06, 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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