By r4m3v151t0R. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 17:29:56 PM.
Soccer now nearly matches baseball’s popularity. Seven percent say it is their favorite sport to watch, the highest that sport has registered to date. Only once before have at least 7% of Americans named a sport other than football, basketball or baseball as their favorite — and that was auto racing in 1997. (Auto racing is now down to 2% of mentions.)
There is only one American pastime and it’s baseball. It’s popularity began in the early 20th century and has never gone far from America’s conscience. If you base your argument on history and culture, baseball is America’s favorite sport.
While baseball will forever be America’s favorite pastime, it is a distant second to American Football in terms of popularity. In fact, if you add college football as a separate category in this ranking, baseball could easily fall to third place. That’s how popular American Football is in America.