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Football surpasses baseball as America's national pastime, survey says

A new survey has found that people of the United States believe "America's sport" is football, not baseball, as it has been considered for decades.

"America’s pastime" is no longer the sport played on a diamond, but rather a gridiron. 

A Pew Research Center survey found Americans believe football, not baseball, is "America’s sport," and the margin is very wide. 

The survey saw 12,000 adults asked, "If you had to chose one sport as being ‘America’s sport,’ even if you don’t personally follow it, which sport would it be?" 

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This question, found in a broader survey about sports fandom throughout the United States, saw 53% of Americans believe football was America’s sport. Baseball came next on the list at 27%. 

The rest of list consisted of basketball (8%), soccer (3%), auto racing (3%), hockey (1%) and "something else" (2%). 

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The "something else" section was the Pew Research Center allowing the surveyors to write another sport if need be. Golf, boxing, rodeo and more were written. 

Furthermore, on football, the survey found that it crushed in every major demographic in the country, whether it was men and women, older and younger adults, and ethnicities like White, Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans. 

However, while the survey said football is the national sport, it didn’t mean the NFL was top of mind for the 12,000 Americans. 

The survey found that 62% of U.S. adults say they did not follow pro or college sports closely, if at all. It also found that 63% of those adults talk sports with others "just a few times a month or less often."

Only 7% of the adults considered themselves "superfans" of sports, which categorizes as those who talk sports with others often and follow the most popular leagues. 

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