75% of Americans Oppose Unionizing Ruling

According to a poll conducted by HBO Real Sports and The Marist College Center for Sports Communication, three in four Americans (75 percent) think college athletes should not be allowed to join a union since they aren’t college employees. The poll also shows that 22 percent feel the student athletes shoudl be able to join a union while the remaining 4 percent are “unsure.”

The HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll also shows that 28 percent of non-white residents are in favor or athletes unionizing, while only 19% of white residents support the idea. On the flip side, 67 percent of non-white Americans are against the idea of a student athlete’s union compared to 78 percent of white residents.

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