February 11, 2015 - Bring Back Joe, Pennsylvanians Say 2-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Keystone Staters Back Penn State-NCAA Settlement Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Restore the Joe Paterno statue to a place of prominence on the Penn State campus, Pennsylvania residents say 59 - 25 percent, with strong support among men, women and all age groups, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Pennsylvanians support 64 - 15 percent the settlement between Penn State and the NCAA restoring the Nittany Lions' football record, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University Poll finds. Again, there is virtually no gender gap, and little difference in support among age groups.

"It appears time heals all wounds and legends get a second chance," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Joe Pa's tarnished image may never be totally repaired, but Pennsylvanians seem to be in a forgiving mood."

From January 22 - February 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,023 Pennsylvania adults with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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38c. (All adults) Do you support or oppose the settlement between Penn State and the NCAA restoring Penn State's football record?
                     ADULTS...............................................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......    COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+    Yes    No
 
Support              64%    65%    63%    61%    64%    68%    62%    65%
Oppose               15     14     16     18     17     12     20     13
DK/NA                21     21     21     21     19     20     18     22
 
 
39c. (All adults) Do you think Penn State should or should not restore the Joe Paterno statue to a place of prominence on campus?
                     ADULTS...............................................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......    COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+    Yes    No
 
Should restore       59%    61%    58%    54%    55%    66%    52%    62%
Should not           25     25     26     31     28     20     32     23
DK/NA                16     15     17     15     17     15     16     16