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ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE?
Published September 1, 1995
The ESPN Chilton Sports Poll surveyed 1,004 U.S. residents (age 12+) from July 4-July 31 and asked them to rate their favorite male and female athletes. FAVORITE MALE ATHLETES FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETES Michael Jordan 12.3% Steffi Graf 10.0% Joe Montana 3.2 Kristi Yamaguchi 7.1 Troy Aikman 2.0 Nancy Kerrigan 6.4 Shaquille O'Neal 1.8 Jackie Joyner-Kersee 4.1 Emmitt Smith 1.6 Martina Navratilova 2.6 Dale Earnhardt 1.6 Gabriela Sabatini 2.6 Hakeem Olajuwon 1.4 Nancy Lopez 1.4 Jack Nicklaus 1.3 Florence Griffith-Joyner 1.3 Steve Young 1.1 Chris Evert 1.2 Charles Barkley 1.0 Monica Seles 1.2