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Americans Scoff At Participation-Only Rewards

Americans recognize the importance of sports and teamwork in a child’s development,  but they also think there should be winners and losers at the end of the day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think, when it comes to team sports for children, it’s more important to reward the winners than to make sure everyone is recognized for participating. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and think it’s more important to reward participation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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