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11/13: Hockey Gets Checked into the Boards

Americans seem to be leaving hockey to their neighbors to the North.

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Just 5% of U.S. residents watch professional hockey at least a good amount, and 14% say they catch a game occasionally.  81%, on the other hand, report not watching the sport at all.

Table: Watch Hockey?

Marist Poll Methodology

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  1. William

    August 3, 2010 at 11:05 am

    One of the reasons, I think, is that the pro hockey season is just so long. The best season that there ever was came a few years back when the players came back and they only had half a season. Every game meant something and it was so much fun to watch. Wtih a long, drawn out season, if you watch a game and the players on your team are just not into it, why would you want to put yourself through that again. Especially since the ticket prices are so expensive to.

  2. Wally Monroe

    November 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I lived in Buffalo for years and went to several games. It was a great sport but I put more money down for the Bills as football is my game. I heard that pro bowling attracted more viewers on TV in the US than hockey did!

  3. Dan G

    November 13, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Only 5%? I wish I was selling a product that 15 million people used a good amount

  4. Emmanuel Cohen

    November 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Oh the same country that loves larry the cable guy and voted george bush in twice? Makes sense.

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