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Most popular sports in the United States

What are the most popular sports in the United States? Statista tried to answer this question with a sample survey of 8,000 sports fans in the U.S. In today’s article we will see which sports are the most popular in the U.S. and which sports are the most watched in countries globally.

Most watched sports in the U.S.

What is the most popular sport in the United States? According to research recently published by Statista the most popular sport in the United States is football. Football according to respondents is followed by 74.5 percent of Americans. More than three out of four people therefore follow American football. In second place among the most followed sports in the world is Basketball with 56.6% with its NBA champions. In third place among the most popular sports in the United States is Baseball with over 50% of Americans following baseball.

Infographic: Which Sports Do Americans Follow? | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

Most popular sport in USA

  1. Football: 74,5;
  2. Basketball: 56,6%;
  3. Baseball: 50,5%;
  4. Boxing: 23,4%;
  5. Hockey: 22,1%;
  6. Soccer: 21,6%;
  7. Golf: 19,7%;
  8. MMA: 16,7%;
  9. Tennis: 15,5%;
  10. Motorsports: 14,6%

The most played sports in the United States

If American football is the most watched sport in the United States, Basketball is the most played. 26% of people surveyed between the ages of 18 and 64 living in the United States play Basketball. The third most played sport on the U.S. streets is Baseball with 18% of people playing it.

Infographic: Football in the Sheets, Basketball in the Streets | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista


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