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Interviews: 500 North Dakotan by Live Caller, Landline and Cell

Margin of Error: +/- 4.4 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence
Interview Dates: January 18-23, 2020

DFM QUESTIONS
Q50: Just a couple quick questions on sports. Do you consider yourself a fan of college sports
in general and/or follow North Dakota State football or UND hockey?
Yes .................................................................................................. 56%
No / Unsure ...................................................................................... 44

Questions 51 and 52 ONLY to those who answered YES on Q50


N=277, Margin of Error +/- 5.9 percentage points

Q51: When it comes to college football here in North Dakota, some have suggested that North
Dakota State should move up from the current FCS level, to the top-tier FBS level.
Suppose you had a vote; would you vote to keep North Dakota State Football at the FCS
level, vote to move North Dakota State Football to the FBS level, or do you not care one
way or the other?
Stay at FCS ..................................................................................... 36%
Move up to FBS ............................................................................... 30
Do not care ...................................................................................... 29
(VOL) Unsure .................................................................................. 5

Q52: Which would you say is your favorite team, of these five options?
North Dakota State Football ........................................................... 41%
University of North Dakota Hockey ................................................ 27
Minnesota Vikings .......................................................................... 18
Minnesota Twins ............................................................................. 8
Minnesota Timberwolves ................................................................ 1
(VOL) Unsure .................................................................................. 5
CROSSTABS ON Q51
Q51: When it comes to college football here in North Dakota, some have suggested that North
Dakota State should move-up from the current FCS level, to the top-tier FBS level.
Suppose you had a vote; would you vote to keep North Dakota State Football at the FCS
level, vote to move North Dakota State Football to the FBS level, or do you not care one
way or the other?
Stay at FCS ..................................................................................... 36%
Move up to FBS ............................................................................... 30
Do not care ...................................................................................... 29
(VOL) Unsure .................................................................................. 5

Don’t
Gender FCS FBS Unsure
Care
Men 43 32 21 4
Women 26 29 40 6
Age
18-39 38 38 23 3
40-64 33 27 35 5
65 plus 38 25 29 8
Education
No College Degree 35 30 30 6
College Degree 36 31 29 4
Region
East Cities 42 31 28 0
West Cities 34 41 15 10
East Rural 29 24 45 2
Central Rural 36 29 29 7
West Rural 34 29 29 9
Party Identification
Democrat 25 34 42 0
Independent 45 28 21 6
Republican 35 30 29 6
Favorite Team
NDSU Football 48 27 21 3
UND Hockey 22 40 37 2
MN Pro Team 30 26 34 9

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