Football Is Still America's Favorite Sport To Watch

January 17, 2018

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When it comes to sports, Football reigns supreme for the 45th consecutive year with 37% of Americans saying it is their cherished pastime to watch. While basketball appears to be gaining overall popularity claiming the second most popular sport to watch at 11%.  More surprising is for the first time in 45 years, baseball is less popular than basketball with just 9% of Americans saying it's their favorite pastime.  Only 2% of those surveyed said NASCAR was their favorite. Possible even more surprising is the popularity of soccer in which 7% of American says is their favorite spot. While men of all ages tend to be bigger fans of football, women prefer basketball more than men and men and women under the age of 55 are big fans of soccer while older Americans (55+) remain fans of America’s pastime. 

SOURCE: Gallup

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