CARP Members on Hockey and the Kid’s Big Comeback

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April 5th 2012: CARP members are more fond than is usual of hockey, and as many as one third watched a single NHL game (Sidney Crosby’s first comeback in November, 2011), awareness of Sidney Crosby is universal and close to half say they will watch at least part of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sid the Kid (December 2011)

As many as one third of our members watched Sidney Crosby’s return to the NHL versus the New York Islanders (36%), and of those, the vast majority were happy to see him playing hockey again (90%), with as many as one fifth using the most positive descriptor (“extremely happy” – 20%). Curiously, name awareness of Sidney Crosby is almost universal among our members, and almost none claim to be unfamiliar with him (2%).

Did you watch the return of Sidney Crosby to the National Hockey League two weeks ago?

Yes

36%

No

57%

Who is Sidney Crosby?

2%

DON’T KNOW/DON’T CARE

5%

 

How happy did it make you to see Sidney Crosby playing hockey again?

HAPPY

90%

   Extremely happy

   20%

   Very happy

   28%

   Happy

   42%

NOT HAPPY

10%

   Not very happy

   7%

   Not at all happy

   3%

 

The Stanley Cup (April 2012)

Members are evenly split on whether they will watch the Stanley Cup (45%) or not (43%). One half of those who will watch will watch a game or two (20%) and a third will watch every game they can (13%)

The Stanley Cup playoffs will start next week. Which of the following best describes your reaction to this?

WILL WATCH

45%

   Might watch part of a game or two

   20%

   I’ll watch as many games as I can

   13%

   Only watch as long as Canadian team in it

   9%

   Only watch as long as my team in it

   3%

WON’T WATCH

43%

   Who cares

   43%

Oh no, Peter Mansbridge and The National bumped

5%

Pretend I’m watching to have something to talk about

3%

OTHER

2%

DON’T KNOW

1%

Sid the Kid

As many as one third of our members watched Sidney Crosby’s return to the NHL versus the New York Islanders (36%), and of those, the vast majority were happy to see him playing hockey again (90%), with as many as one fifth using the most positive descriptor (“extremely happy” – 20%). Curiously, name awareness of Sidney Crosby is almost universal among our members, and almost none claim to be unfamiliar with him (2%).

Did you watch the return of Sidney Crosby to the National Hockey League two weeks ago?

Yes

36%

No

57%

Who is Sidney Crosby?

2%

DON’T KNOW/DON’T CARE

5%

 

How happy did it make you to see Sidney Crosby playing hockey again?

HAPPY

90%

   Extremely happy

   20%

   Very happy

   28%

   Happy

   42%

NOT HAPPY

10%

   Not very happy

   7%

   Not at all happy

   3%

 

 

The majority agree that the budgeted cost of this tax credit is worth the benefits it confers (58%), but it is clear there is some ambiguity on this (“DON’T KNOW” – 22%).

How much do you agree the budgetary cost of a home renovation tax credit like this is worth the benefits?

AGREE

58%

   Agree strongly

   13%

   Agree

   44%

DISAGREE

21%

   Disagree

   16%

   Disagree strongly

   5%

DON’T KNOW

22%

About 2000 CARP Poll™ panel members responded to this poll between April 3 and 4. The margin of error for a probability sample this size is plus or minus 2.2%, 19 times out of 20. That is, if you asked all members of the CARP Poll™ panel the identical questions, their responses would be within 2%, either up or down, of the results shown here, 95% of the time