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In December '96, SI for Kids completed its eighth year sponsoring an omnibus survey among children. Research is conducted four times a year on a quarterly basis and reports are issued two times a year. Over the next month THE DAILY will feature information taken from the August/December '96 study. The total combined sample consists of 615 children, including 313 boys and 302 girls. The sample of 9-11 year olds consists of 308 children, including 154 boys and 154 girls. The sample of 12-13 year olds consists of 307 children, including 159 boys and 148 girls. Interviews were conducted in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Levittown, NY; L.A.; Memphis; Miami; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; San Francisco; and Tulsa. Today: "Sports Played in the Past Year" (THE DAILY):
BOYS GIRLS TOTAL ANY SPORT99%96%97% BASKETBALL72%59%66% BASEBALL67%29%49% FOOTBALL68%22%46% SOCCER48%40%44% SOFTBALL16%36%26% VOLLEYBALL16%33%25% TRACK/FIELD20%17%19% TENNIS18%19%18% GYMNASTICS4%28%16% GOLF15%8%11% ICE HOCKEY14%4%9% WRESTLING14%3%9% LACROSSE3%1%2%