Would you watch free sports/films online if you knew it was illegal?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Some people are using apps like Twitter’s Periscope to film a TV showing pay-per-view and then stream it for others to watch. 10,000s were said to have watched the recent Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight this way.

So we want to know if you’d watch a free stream of an event you’re supposed to pay for if you knew it was breaking the law?




Results

I'm under 35 (2158 votes)
Yes – no qualms whatsoever1173 votes (54%)
Yes - but only if it were too expensive otherwise460 votes (21%)
Generally not – but if I were at a friend’s house & they were doing it, I’d probably watch390 votes (18%)
No way, never, it’s out of order135 votes (6%)
I'm 35 - 49 (2877 votes)
Yes – no qualms whatsoever1453 votes (51%)
Yes - but only if it were too expensive otherwise452 votes (16%)
Generally not – but if I were at a friend’s house & they were doing it, I’d probably watch644 votes (22%)
No way, never, it’s out of order328 votes (11%)
I'm 50 - 65 (2262 votes)
Yes – no qualms whatsoever999 votes (44%)
Yes - but only if it were too expensive otherwise217 votes (10%)
Generally not – but if I were at a friend’s house & they were doing it, I’d probably watch632 votes (28%)
No way, never, it’s out of order414 votes (18%)
I'm over 65 (871 votes)
Yes – no qualms whatsoever369 votes (42%)
Yes - but only if it were too expensive otherwise72 votes (8%)
Generally not – but if I were at a friend’s house & they were doing it, I’d probably watch180 votes (21%)
No way, never, it’s out of order250 votes (29%)

                   8,168 votes received.

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