Flemington, NJ, July 9, 2007 – A national study conducted among 1,522 Americans revealed that they are evenly divided on whether Barry Bonds deserves to be a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
The communications research study was conducted by HCD Research and Muhlenberg College during June 19-20, to obtain Americans’ views on Barry Bonds’ quest to break Hank Aaron’s record of 755 home runs. To view detailed results of the study, go to: www.mediacurves.com
Among the findings:
- Among all responders, Americans were evenly divided on whether they would vote for Barry Bonds to be a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame with 43% reporting that they would not vote for him and 43% reporting that they would vote for him. Among baseball fans and non-fans, 46% of baseball fans reported that they would vote for him and 45% reported that they would not vote for him. Among non-fans, 35% reported that they would vote for him and 36% reported that they would not vote for him.
- 42% of all responders indicated that Bonds cheated during his career and 30% reported that they did not know if he cheated. Among baseball fans and non-fans, nearly half of all baseball fans (45%) reported that he cheated and 29% reported that he did not cheat. Among non-fans, 36% reported that he cheated and 41% reported that they did not know if he cheated.
- More than half of all responders (52%) reported that Barry Bonds should be recognized as the home run record holder if he passes Hank Aaron. A similar percentage of baseball fans (53%) indicated that he should be recognized as the record holder and 49% of non-baseball fans reported that he should be recognized as the record holder.
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Editors/Reporters: For more information on the study, or to speak with Glenn Kessler, managing partner, HCD Research, or Chris Borick, Ph.D., director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO), please contact Vince McGourty, HCD Research, at (908) 483-9121 or (email@example.com).