Would You Support a Gay Baseball Commissioner?

Poll asks Americans revealing questions
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2010 9:52 AM CDT
A basket of baseballs are seen before a World Baseball Classic game in this file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Would you be OK with a gay baseball commissioner? How about a quarterback? Those are just a couple of the random-yet-revealing questions asked in the new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. In that question, for example, 62% said they’d be OK with the quarterback, and 61% with the baseball commissioner, while 50% said they’d support a gay president. Other results included:

  • Only 28% believe sex addiction is a medical condition. A third of respondents said it wasn’t, and another third said “maybe, but celebrities who have it are jerks.”
  • Asked which highly-publicized event they’d pay attention to, the finale of a big TV show won out among women, while men said they’d prefer the launch of a new Apple gadget.
  • Americans still support Jack Kevorkian—40% say he’s “not as bad as he’s made out to be,” while another 15% call him a “humane and principled medical professional.”
  • Only 43% knew that “Waterloo” was a reference to Napoleon.
For complete results, check Vanity Fair, or to vote yourself, head to 60 Minutes.

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