11/13: Basketball Dribbles Off the Court

November 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports, Sports Bench

The NBA’s season is underway, but do Americans think the sport is a slam dunk?

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Not really. In fact, 67% of residents ride the bench, saying they don’t watch the sport at all. 22% report they follow basketball a little, and just 11% follow the sport a great deal or good amount.

African American and Latino residents are more likely to catch a battle on the hardwood than are whites. 29% of African Americans and 27% of Latinos say they watch the NBA, at least, a good amount.  This compares with 6% of whites.

Table: Watch Basketball?

Marist Poll Methodology


2 Responses to “11/13: Basketball Dribbles Off the Court”

  1. J Deensworth on March 5th, 2010 11:17 pm

    I think that more people are into basketball then hockey. I love hockey and it is my favorite sport. I would like to see the percentage of African-American Hockey viewers and white hockey viewers.

  2. Scott - Increase your vertical jump on March 23rd, 2010 12:38 pm

    It’s understandable why more non-whites have a greater interest in basketball than whites. NBA has a huge fanbase to keep it going for years to come, so figures like those in the article really are secondary, I feel.

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