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Game Day: 62% Will Watch Super Bowl XLV

After weeks of hype, the big day is finally here. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will face off in Cowboys Stadium, and most Americans will be watching.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Adults plan to watch the Super Bowl. Thirty percent (30%) will not be tuning in to the National Football League’s championship game. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  Roughly three-out-of-four men will be watching along with half the nation’s women.

A narrow plurality of fans expect the Packers to win, but just over a third of the viewers will be watching the commercials more than the game.

The viewership numbers are identical to those found before last year’s Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. 

Of those who plan to watch the game, 70% say they will do so at home. Twenty-two percent (22%) say they’ll watch the game at a friend or relative’s house, while seven percent (7%) will be at a bar or restaurant. Those numbers have shifted little over the past few years.

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The survey of 2,271 Adults was conducted on February 1, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2 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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