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ESPN Sports Poll: Tracking Organized Sports Participation

The ESPN Sports Poll, a service of TNS Sport, asks respondents, aged 12+, if they have ever played the following organized sports. A summary for ’06 shows those who have played each organized sport for all respondents, and by gender and age category (ESPN Sports Poll).

DID YOU EVER PLAY ORGANIZED.......
SPORT
U.S. POP.
MALE
FEMALE
12-17
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65+
 
5,340
2,543
2,797
511
613
877
800
1,011
628
714
Football
23.5%
42.7%
6.0%
35.8%
29.1%
25.1%
24.5%
21.3%
21.1%
12.9%
Baseball
29.4%
45.3%
15.0%
37.5%
34.0%
29.2%
33.5%
29.0%
27.6%
20.0%
Basketball
31.6%
39.9%
24.0%
48.1%
34.6%
36.9%
30.8%
27.4%
27.0%
23.0%
Soccer
16.7%
21.6%
12.2%
39.6%
31.1%
21.3%
17.6%
8.4%
6.9%
3.7%
Softball
32.2%
33.6%
30.9%
24.0%
21.5%
30.0%
41.5%
40.1%
33.7%
27.2%

 

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