Whether it's something you looked forward to or dreaded at the time, whether memories of it send you in adult life to a gym or a therapist, everybody seems to have an opinion about physical education class, even decades after the original experience.
About two-thirds of readers look back on the experience of phys. ed. class as positive:
In a significant gender divide, though, more women than men said they saw the experience negatively, on balance:
Age makes no significant difference:
Perhaps not surprisingly, there's a correlation between positive association with phys. ed. back in the day and being a sports fan now, and vice-versa:
People educated in the separate school system are more likely to have negative memories of phys. ed. class:
Across several poll cross-references, there is a clear association between positive memories of phys. ed. and conservative or right-of-centre political views: