Created: Monday, April 29, 2013, at 16:40:56 EDT

Reaction: NBA player Jason Collins comes out

What is your reaction to Jason Collins' announcement?
Positive step for pro sports
53% 13138 votes
Sexual orientation shouldn't be major news
27% 6711 votes
I'm indifferent about it
7% 1852 votes
I don't agree with his lifestyle
12% 3059 votes
Total: 24760 votes
How would you react if a player on your favorite team came out?
I'd be more inclined to root for the team
18% 4540 votes
I'd be less inclined to root for the team
7% 1782 votes
Announcement would have no impact
74% 18363 votes
Total: 24685 votes
Will more pro athletes come out in 2013?
Yes
85% 20470 votes
No
15% 3744 votes
Total: 24214 votes
Which pro team sport will be the next to have an openly gay player?
NFL
42% 9818 votes
MLB
27% 6291 votes
NHL
7% 1532 votes
MLS
25% 5802 votes
Total: 23443 votes
Would most pro athletes welcome a gay teammate?
Yes
65% 15423 votes
No
35% 8407 votes
Total: 23830 votes
Would most college athletes welcome a gay teammate?
Yes
64% 15235 votes
No
36% 8671 votes
Total: 23906 votes
Would your opinion of an athlete change if he or she came out?
Yes
22% 5307 votes
No
78% 18932 votes
Total: 24239 votes
Should leagues suspend pro athletes who utter homophobic slurs?
Yes
62% 14823 votes
No
38% 9256 votes
Total: 24079 votes
Should universities suspend college athletes who utter homophobic slurs?
Yes
64% 15524 votes
No
36% 8568 votes
Total: 24092 votes
Which pro sports entity would be the least tolerant of gay athletes?
NFL
44% 10302 votes
NBA
2% 572 votes
MLB
10% 2298 votes
NHL
15% 3580 votes
MLS
1% 339 votes
UFC
27% 6232 votes
Total: 23323 votes
Which pro sports entity would be the most tolerant of gay athletes?
NFL
4% 943 votes
NBA
28% 6615 votes
MLB
16% 3762 votes
NHL
10% 2318 votes
MLS
38% 8912 votes
UFC
3% 663 votes
Total: 23213 votes
If a top-rated pro prospect came out before the draft, how much would the revelation hurt him?
A lot
22% 5348 votes
A little
54% 13008 votes
Not at all
24% 5826 votes
Total: 24182 votes

This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general nor the public as a whole.

 
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