A Convention of States and Trafalgar Group poll from early February found that a majority of Americans don’t want a woke Super Bowl in 2023.
Eighty-four percent of respondents to the poll said they believed sporting events like the Super Bowl should not include any political or cultural statements, both in the game and all surrounding coverage. Within each voter group, 76.7 percent of Democrats, 93.4 percent of Republicans, and 82.2 percent of independent voters agreed with the sentiment.
A majority of respondents were female, white, and Democrat. Most respondents were aged between 45-64-years-old. The poll was conducted from Feb. 2-5 with a sample size of 1,092 likely general election voters with a 2.9% margin of error.
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The Super Bowl will air on Feb. 12, 2023 from Glendale, Arizona. Country music singer Chris Stapleton will perform the national anthem while Rihanna will take on the famed halftime show. She had previously turned down the opportunity in 2019. Rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment agency will produce the performance. (RELATED: Chris Rock Lets Us Know About Hosting The 2023 Oscars)
Beyond the halftime show, the Super Bowl is the most hotly anticipated sporting event of 2023 for businesses too. Fox Sports Executive Vice President Mark Evans said in September that almost all of the 30-second ad slots for the event were sold out.