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Giving Thanks for Football

For many Americans, Thanksgiving brings family, turkey and America’s favorite sport, football. A plurality of Americans (34%) rate football as their favorite sport to watch. Far fewer rate basketball (14%) or baseball (13%) as their favorite sport. Football is equally popular among blacks and whites, but there is a strong racial difference in fan support for basketball and baseball. Among blacks, 31% name basketball as their favorite sport and just 4% name baseball. Among whites, 12% name basketball and 14% name baseball. Just as it is in the real world, football is the most popular game in the fantasy world, with two-thirds of fantasy players saying they play it. So while some will celebrate with food and family this Thanksgiving, others will be sure bring America’s favorite sport — football — to the party.Read More