New Survey Shows MLB Beats NFL In Popularity Amid Anthem Protests

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

A survey out Monday by the Remington Research Group shows that Major League Baseball is the top sport right now among Americans as protests of the national anthem embroil the National Football League

The group conducted a public opinion phone survey of 1,211 people and found that more people are showing an interest in baseball and the upcoming championship series than the National Football League. Additinally, results show more Republicans right now favor the MLB, while more Democrats favor the NFL. (RELATED: NFL Ratings Drop After Day Of Protest)

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos passes against the New York Giants during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Siemian #13 of the Denver Broncos passes against the New York Giants during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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The survey found that 60 percent of those interviewed viewed the MLB as favorable, with only 11 percent who viewed it as unfavorable. Of those who participated, 30 percent said that baseball was their top professional sport, with only 25 percent saying that football was theirs. The NBA, NHL and then MLS followed next in the list of top sports.

A total of 61 percent of those respondents said that the baseball playoffs have been very interesting or somewhat interesting leading, with 29 percent who felt that they have not been interesting at all.

Going inside the numbers, Republicans and people who identified themselves as non-partisan preferred baseball over the NFL 30 percent to 21 percent. Democrats, on the other hand, preferred football over the MLB 33 percent to 29 percent.

The survey was conducted on Sunday October 22, 2017. The margin of error is +/- 2.8 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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