With the Lance Armstrong controversy continuing to make headlines this week, we decided to engage our on-demand audience to see how they felt about Lance Armstrong’s recent admission of blood doping and using banned substances. This is the first of two posts, which focuses on the reaction to Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong.
Out of all of the people we surveyed, 60% said they watched at least part of the Armstrong interview set. Interestingly enough, seniors appeared to be less interested in the Oprah interview with 67% of those 65 years or older answering no, they didn’t watch any of the interview. Out of all the age group surveyed, the youngest category, 18-24 year olds, had the highest percentage of people saying they watched Lance’s entire interview.
Among those 60% who saw part of the interviews or more, 46% said they felt that Armstrong was sincere while talking to Oprah.
However, a much larger percentage believed that Armstrong was still hiding parts of his story. Sixty-four percent of respondents reported that they felt like he was still hiding something. The age group with the most people saying “No” was 55-64 year olds.
Out of all respondents, 39% said his doping negatively affected his philanthropic work, 14% had no opinion, and the majority, 47% indicated that they didn’t think his cycling career had anything to do with it.
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