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General Discussions => Race Talk => Topic started by: Cheryl on February 08, 2008, 01:36:32 PM

Title: So Much for Another One of BF's Claims
Post by: Cheryl on February 08, 2008, 01:36:32 PM
That NA$CAR is the 2nd favorite sport in America.  Although I used be a big fan of baseball prior to 1988, so I contributed to that statistic.   :laugh:

From Jayski:

"AutoRacing rated #4 per survey: Each of the major sports has had some image problems recently, but their popularity all remains relatively unchanged since last year. Three in ten Americans who follow one or more sport (30%) say that professional football is their favorite sport, almost unchanged from last year when 29% said it was their favorite. Coming in at second is baseball, as 15% say that is their favorite sport, again almost unchanged from last year when it was 14%. Not far behind baseball is college football (12%) and auto racing (10%). All other sports are in single digits. These are the results of a nationwide Harris Interactive survey conducted online between January 15 and 22, 2008 among 2,302 U.S. adults, of whom 1,562 follow one or more sport. Since Harris Interactive began asking this question in 1985, professional football has always been on top and its popularity is now six points higher (from 24% to 30%). Compared to 1985ís results, baseball has dropped eight%age points (from 23% to 15%), and menís tennis has dropped four%age points (from 5% to 1%). Professional football isnít the only sport to gain in popularity. Auto racing has also increased its popularity by five%age points (from 5% to 10%) as has hockey (up 3%age points from 2% to 5%).(businesswire.com)(2-8-2008)"


Title: Re: So Much for Another One of BF's Claims
Post by: sally on February 08, 2008, 09:08:55 PM
Just like those 75 million fans he likes to claim, right?  Just pull some numbers out of the air, say it often enough, and it becomes THE TRUTH.

Title: Re: So Much for Another One of BF's Claims
Post by: Desmond on February 11, 2008, 06:23:49 PM
If you multiply 10 percent by the total population, NASCAR has, at most, 30 million fans in the United States.  And even that number is high, because millions of Americans do not follow sports at all, and auto racing also includes drag racing, IndyCar, supercross and other forms.  Bear in mind also that NASCAR is a niche sport at best outside the U.S., so it's all but impossible for it for have another 45 million or more fans overseas to total the claimed figure of 75 million.

I don't know.  Maybe they counted dead bodies, like what they used to do in the Chicago elections. :laugh: