January 31, 2014 - Most Colorado Fans Plan A Pot-Free Super Bowl Party, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But It's Ok If Broncos Have A Rocky Mountain High
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Thinking about their Super Bowl buzz, 6 percent of Colorado adults who plan to watch the game say they will enjoy it with a mix of beer and marijuana while 36 percent plan to stick with tradition and just drink beer, according to a Quinnipiac University poll completed last night and released today. Another 2 percent plan to go with marijuana only and 56 percent say they will take neither beer nor marijuana.

Among adults 18 to 49 years old, 3 percent plan to toke up while 43 percent plan to drink beer and 8 percent plan to do both, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among adults 50 to 64 years old 4 percent plan to enjoy both beer and marijuana while 32 percent plan to only drink beer. Among adults 65 and older, 1 percent plan to try beer and marijuana while 18 percent are keeping it to beer only.

All Colorado adults say 71 - 28 percent that it would not bother them if the Denver Broncos smoke marijuana after the game. There is almost no gender gap, but disapproval rises with age: adults 18 to 49 years old say no worries 78 - 22 percent and adults 50 to 64 years old agree 68 - 30 percent. Among adults 65 and older, 45 percent would be bothered and 49 percent would not be bothered.

"Beer is still the drug of choice for Coloradans on Super Bowl Sunday, despite the recent legalization of marijuana" said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"But if the Broncos want a post-game toke of marijuana , adults say, 'Smoke 'em if you got 'em.'"

Colorado adults say 84 - 7 percent that the Broncos will gallop over the Seattle Seahawks. There is almost no difference by age or gender.

Peyton Manning is a better quarterback than John Elway, adults say 32 - 14 percent, with 53 percent undecided. Men pick Manning 38 - 16 percent, compared to 26 - 12 percent for women. There is little difference among age groups.

"How quickly they forget. Coloradans by a margin of two to one think future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning is a better quarterback than the legendary John Elway," Malloy added.

From January 29 - 30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 490 Colorado adults with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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. For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

69. Do you plan to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday or not?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  79%    82%    76%    76%    83%    79%
No                   19     18     21     22     17     14
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      -      7
 
 
70. (If watching game q69) While watching the Super Bowl, do you think you will have beer, marijuana, neither or both?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                     WATCHING GAME Q69.....................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50-64  65+
 
Beer                 36%    42%    29%    43%    32%    18%
Marijuana             2      3      -      3      -      -
Neither              56     46     68     44     64     80
Both                  6      9      2      8      4      1
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      -      1
 
 
71. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50-64  65+
 
Broncos              84%    84%    83%    83%    84%    86%
Seahawks              7      7      6      7      8      4
DK/NA                 9      8     10     10      8      9
 
 
72. If you learned that Denver Broncos players used marijuana after the game would that bother you, or wouldn't that bother you?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Would bother     28%    27%    28%    22%    30%    45%
No/Would not bother  71     72     70     78     68     49
DK/NA                 1      1      2      -      2      5
 
 
73. Do you think Peyton Manning is a better quarterback than John Elway was, or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  32%    38%    26%    32%    32%    32%
No                   14     16     12     17     11     10
No opinion           53     45     60     51     53     56
REFUSED               2      1      2      -      4      2
 
 

Demographic Summary