NEW SURVEY SHOWS THAT CANADIANS STILL HOLD CFL NEAR AND DEAR
Results of a new survey show that "more Canadians are
becoming football fans," but don't want the NFL in Canada
"if it spells the end of" the CFL, according to Dan Ralph of
the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The Gallup Poll, which carries a
margin of error of +/- 3%, surveyed 1,006 Canadians who
follow pro football. Of those surveyed, 18% "don't want the
NFL in Canada" at all, 12% want it only if it coexists with
the CFL, and 8% want the NFL "even if it meant the demise"
of the CFL. A "resounding" 62% said they "didn't care." In
terms of interest, 21% of respondents said that they follow
the NFL, "up from" 11% in '90. Fifty-nine percent of NFL
supporters "also follow the CFL," while 63% of CFL fans
"keep tabs on" the NFL (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 1/30).