11/13: Basketball Dribbles Off the Court

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