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.

Baseball fans enjoy the game when players earn a big average in a game or any local league. Therefore, players and whole management use an ERA calculator to look at how many strikeouts a pitcher records for each walk because it helps to evaluate the earned average of runs during games and practices.

Due to the rise of sports, many sports fans are gradually seeking different ways to express their love and passion for sports. Thus, custome pins are very popular among sports fans. Whether it’s football, basketball or baseball, there are numerous pins related to these themes. Sports fans like to wear pins on their clothes or hats. In addition to expressing their passions and decorating the items, they can also show their support for the players during games.

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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