Category: Poll Results

Public Says LIV Has Diminished PGA and Pro Golf; By More than 2 to 1 Margin, Say LIV Is Saudi ‘Sportswashing’

The defection of many top golfers to the new LIV tour, along with their subsequent ban from PGA tournaments, has the American public thinking that both the PGA tour and professional golf in general have been diminished. Asked if the…

43 Percent of Americans Say Britney Griner Punishment ‘Unfair,’ 62 Percent Say She’s a Russian ‘Political Pawn’

Although she was barely known while playing for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, 65 percent of American adults now know who Brittney Griner is. Who is Brittney Griner? N=1,579   General Population Sports Fan* Non Fan Avid Fan Casual…

Sports Poll Featured by International Business Times, Sports Business Journal, The Athletic, Grant Wahl, Darren Rovell and More

The most recent findings of the Seton Hall Sports Poll were featured in media across the United States and beyond and included traditional news articles, Tweets, podcasts and radio shows. Media appearances included International Business Times, Sports Business Journal (three times), The Athletic, The Beat…

Sports Fans Cutting Cords, Wading into the Stream: 9 Pt. Drop in Cable, 6 in Satellite Subscriptions Last Year

South Orange, NJ June 14, 2022 – The television landscape has been gradually shifting for years, and the Seton Hall Sports Poll has been tracking this shift in how the American public is watching sports. In comparison to a May…

1 in 4 American Households Have Purchased or Sold Crypto/NFTs; Nearly 60% of Avid Sports Fans Have Indulged

Fans Like Benefits from NFT Ownership; Seek More While the concepts of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.,) and non-fungible tokens (NFT) may still be foreign to many Americans, 24 percent of households in the U.S. have owned either or both. And…

Double Digit Jump in Public Support for Student-Athlete Name, Image, Likeness Payment; Majority of Fans Say Pay the March Madness Players

South Orange, NJ March 17, 2022 – Since the passage of legislation in 29 states last year that provides for student-athletes to receive payments for use of their name, image or likeness (NIL), there has been double digit increase in…

Did a Stitch in Time Save the Mudville 9? By Nearly 3-1 Fans Did Not ‘Lose Interest’ Because of Baseball Work Stoppage

South Orange, NJ March 16, 2022 – After the announcement that Major League Baseball’s work stoppage was over and the 2022 season would be played in full, respondents to a Seton Hall Sports Poll expressed renewed interest in the game.…

With Omicron Declining, Super Bowl Viewers Return to Gatherings, But More ‘Cutting Cord’; Nearly Half of Americans Favor Sports Gambling, 22 Percent Will Bet on Super Bowl  

South Orange, NJ, February 10, 2022 – For this year’s Super Bowl, 36 percent of those watching say they will do so with people that include individuals outside of their immediate families. Apparently, Super Bowl parties are back. The number…

54% of Americans Say Only Vaccinated Fans Should Be Allowed to Attend Sporting Events; Finding Holds Across Regions, Age Groups and Gender

Despite L.A. plans to abandon mask requirement for Super Bowl, 58 percent say masks, vaccines and negative covid tests make attendance safer. 53% Say Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Rightfully Excluded from Australian Open    South Orange, NJ, February 4, 2022…

By More Than 3-1, Americans Agree with US Diplomatic Boycott of Winter Olympics; 40% Think US Should Have Pulled Athletes Too!

South Orange, NJ, Feb. 2 – By more than a 3-1 margin, the general population of the United States agrees with the decision to have diplomats boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, which begin this Friday in Beijing, China. Citing…

 Fans: Two-Thirds Say OK for Athletes To Sit Out Due to Mental Health Issues, Think Teams Should Employ Mental Health Counselors   

South Orange, NJ, Jan. 6 – Some two-thirds of American sports fans say that it is “acceptable” for an athlete not to compete due to mental health issues or concerns. This is the case regardless of whether the athlete is…

Omicron Concerns? Poll Finds Sports Fans More Cautious About Attendance at Games – First Downward Trend Since Question First Asked in 2020    

South Orange, NJ, Dec. 20 – For the first time since the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine a year ago, the number of people saying they would attend a live sporting event has decreased. The Seton Hall Sport Poll has…

Fans Support Dropping ‘Indians’ Name in Cleveland Baseball, Ok with ‘Braves,’ But Divided on Tomahawk Chop

                        Much less support for ‘Guardians,’ Cleveland’s new name. South Orange, NJ, Dec. 16 – After discussions with community members and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians are no more, with the franchise changing its name for the 2022 MLB…

A Warning to MLB: 30% of Fans (and 44% of Avid Fans) Say ‘Less Interest’ When Games Resume; Fans Divided on Baseball Rule Changes, but by 6 to 1 Avid Fans Say Both Leagues Should Have DH, By 2 to 1 Fans Say Extend Wild Card to Series; Support Shorter Season  

South Orange, NJ, December 15, 2021 – Even with Major League Baseball shutdown due to a labor lockout – and the traditional hot stove turned cold – the nation’s sports fans are not without strong opinions on matters being negotiated…

The Olympics: No Fans or Families in the Stands? Nearly Half of Americans Say They’ll Still Be Watching  

52 percent agree with foreign citizen ban, only 33 percent agree with banning families of athletes; 53 percent think it is appropriate for Olympic athletes to speak out on human rights issues in their own nation. The Tokyo Summer Olympic…

More Than Half of Americans Want Vaccine Proof, Social Distancing and Masks As Sports Venues Move to Full Capacity

Among Sports Fans 60 Percent Favor Vaccine Requirement for Event Attendance; 72 Percent Want Social Distancing Sections South Orange, NJ, May 26, 2021 – As many states move to “reopen” and allow full capacity at sports venues, sports fans and…

Move the Pitching Rubber Back? Drop DH After Starting Pitcher Leaves? Sports Fans Approve Measures to ‘Build Excitement’

30 Percent of Fans Plan on Attending Game, 48 Percent Have Watched or Listened this Season South Orange, NJ, May 4, 2021 – In a series of experiments sanctioned by Major League Baseball, the independent Atlantic League is slated to…

Majority of Fans Support Removal of Baseball’s All-Star Game from Atlanta, Possible Removal of Super Bowl from Arizona Over Voting Laws

Support for Boycott of Beijing Olympic Games Over Human Rights Issues; Support for Athletes, Leagues, Unions Championing Social Change South Orange, NJ, April 29, 2021 – By a 55-31 percent margin, a new Seton Hall Sports Poll has found that…