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US Sports Industry Now Viewed Negatively by General Public
« on: September 10, 2020, 09:07:56 PM »
Gallup and other polling organizations do annual "favorability" polls on all sorts of US industries.  Everything from automobile manufacturers to farming to most everything else.

The public's view of sports has massively tanked among the general public.

The complete story and ranking of industries can be found at:
 https://news.gallup.com/poll/319256/farming-rises-sports-tumbles-industry-ratings.aspx

The specific table relating to sports is attached.

Overall, favorability towards the sports industry went from considerable favorability to outright negative in the course of only one year.  This sort of thing seldom happens in these annual polls.  Attitudes towards the sports industry went down for everyone: men, women, whites, minorities, republicans, dems and independents. 

If I was hoping to make money in sports either as a player, coach, owner, or someone who is just getting parking revenues from spaces near a stadium I would be worried.

Everyone can put their own take on why this happened.  That opinions tanked across the board to the point where sports are viewed negatively by Republicans and Independents along with huge deterioration in attitudes towards the industry across the board is just a fact.

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Re: US Sports Industry Now Viewed Negatively by General Public
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 06:30:48 PM »
NFL season opener had horrible ratings.  Fans booed the Super Bowl champs.

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Re: US Sports Industry Now Viewed Negatively by General Public
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 09:10:04 PM »
And it's really hard to boo through a mask.
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Re: US Sports Industry Now Viewed Negatively by General Public
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:39:43 PM »
The Western Conference NBA finals would seem from an outsider's perspective to be optimal.  You had LeBron James hoping to get back to the NBA championship game.

Despite that, ratings were 40% lower than the previous year and the lowest they have been in almost a decade.  Political commentary programs (Hannity & Tucker Carlson) both had higher ratings than the Western Conference finals.

There are multiple explanations - among which are the sheer number of sporting events going on right now.  NFL, Stanley Cup, NBA playoffs, College Football, golf and pro soccer.  Still, a 40% tanking is a big beat down.