Published: May 05, 2014 7:08 AM EDT
Updated: May 05, 2014 10:15 AM EDT

Hamden, CT., Florida voters oppose 51 - 41 percent allowing college athletes to form a union and oppose 63 - 31 percent paying salaries beyond scholarships to these athletes, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Support for a college athlete union is 62 - 29 percent among Democrats, 69 - 29 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old, 76 - 22 percent among black voters and 56 - 36 percent among Hispanic voters, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds. Men, women, Republicans, independent voters, white voters and older age groups all oppose allowing athletes to form unions.
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.