Most Fans Want to Keep Marijuana Banned in Pro Sports, Latest HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll finds

POUGHKEEPSIE (Jan. 22, 2014) – Many Americans, including more than six in ten sports fans, think marijuana should continue to be banned in professional sports, regardless of state or federal laws which have legalized the substance, according to the latest HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll, which debuted Jan. 21 on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

The poll, conducted in partnership with the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, found that 62% of adults nationally believe the ban should stay in place, while 36% of Americans think the ban on marijuana should be lifted, and 2% are unsure. Similar proportions of sports fans share these views. 

The current edition of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel explores the use of marijuana in the NFL. The program replays multiple times on HBO and will also be available on HBO ON DEMAND and HBO GO.

For research analysis of the poll results from the Marist Center for Sports Communication, click here.

For the full poll data and accompanying press release from the Marist Poll, click here