Google+
Home / Breaking News / Head Injuries in Mind, RMU Survey Shows Strong Support for Ban on Youth Contact Football

Head Injuries in Mind, RMU Survey Shows Strong Support for Ban on Youth Contact Football

More than 40 percent of Americans support a ban on youth playing contact football up until entering high school, according to a survey of 1,003 adults by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute Powered by Trib Total Media.

Given studies showing “adult-sized impacts” that youth as young as seven years old are receiving, a significant percent of Americans, 40.5 percent, support a ban on youth playing contact football. Another 48.4 percent were opposed to such a ban and 11.1 percent were unsure. Among only those with an opinion – support for a ban prior to entering high school was 45.5 percent compared to 54.5 percent opposed.

Read more: