Tags: Polls | poll | NFL | ratings | drop

Poll: One-Third of Fans View NFL Unfavorably

Poll: One-Third of Fans View NFL Unfavorably
(AP)

By    |   Friday, 17 November 2017 10:28 AM

Around one-third of National Football League fans have an unfavorable view of the league, according to a WG Sports Survey released Friday.

The results:

  • 32 percent of NFL fans (who watch two or more games per season) view the sport unfavorably, while 63 percent view the NFL favorably.
  • The NFL has the highest "unfavorable" rating among sports, with only the National Basketball Association (NBA) coming close to that unfavorable rating, with 17 percent unfavorable.
  • The NFL's favorable ratings were higher at the beginning of the season: In September, the NFL was 68 percent favorable among all men, and 73 percent among men 35 to 54.

That number amid issues in the sport such as players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest issues including racism. Male fans appear to have left and not returned, according to the poll.

  • Males 35-54: 73 percent favorable on Aug. 29-30, 48 percent favorable Oct. 31-Nov.1.
  • Males 55-plus: 64 percent favorable on Aug. 29-30, 39 percent favorable Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

The decline also can be seen among women fans of the NFL, but the drop is not as steep.

  • 48 percent of women gave the NFL a favorable rating in the Aug. 29-30 poll, while 41 judged it favorable in the Oct. 31-Nov.1 poll.

Other sports have higher favorable ratings and lower unfavorable ratings among fans, according to the survey:

  • College football: 87 percent favorable, 9 percent unfavorable.
  • Major League Baseball: 87 percent favorable, 6 percent unfavorable.
  • College basketball: 83 percent favorable, 10 percent unfavorable.
  • NASCAR: 92 percent favorable, 4 percent unfavorable.

The WG survey polled 1,000 registered voters from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
US
Around one-third of National Football League fans have an unfavorable view of the league, according to a WG Sports Survey released Friday.
poll, NFL, ratings, drop
272
2017-28-17
Friday, 17 November 2017 10:28 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved