10 Most Popular Sports in the US

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1. American Football – 74.5%

American football takes the crown when it comes to popularity, and this is the most-watched sport in the US.

2. Basketball- 56.6%

While American football is considered the most-watched sport, basketball is widely considered the most-played sport in the US.

3. Baseball- 50.5%

In the past, it was possibly the 2nd, if not the most popular sport, but currently, it proudly comes in at 3rd place.

4. Boxing- 23.4%

After all, boxing not only originated in the United States in the 19th century, but many of the greatest boxers of all time are American.

5. Ice Hockey- 22.1%

Ever since America won its first gold medal in the Winter Olympics in ice hockey, its popularity increased and ice hockey became the number 1 choice for indoor recreational sports.

6. Soccer- 21.6%

There are many soccer leagues in the USA, such as the MLS, U.S. Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League and Concacaf.

7. Golf- 19.7%

At least 10% of the US population claims to play golf. That is nearly 30 million people.

8. WWE- 16.7%

Wrestling reached its peak in the early 2000s, and the entertainment industry started to promote various versions of it. This made the sport super entertaining for all viewers!

9. Tennis- 15.5%

Interestingly, tennis is one of the few games in the US that is not dominated by men, as the tennis game is equally popular with both men and women.

10. Motorsports- 14.6%

Even though the world adores Formula One and perceives it as the most popular motorsport, in the US Formula one is not as popular.

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