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37% Are Tuning In to This Year’s World Cup

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The World Cup may be under way in Russia, but U.S. interest in soccer remains a mixed bag, with younger Americans more likely to watch than older Americans, and an overall decline in recognition of the event.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults say they have watched or will watch at least some of the 2018 World Cup. This finding is little changed from 2014 when 39% said they planned on watching the soccer championship. Fifty-five percent (55%) say they will not watch the tournament this year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 25-26, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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