New survey suggests that football is in trouble, but is it?

December 11, 2014

Do new poll results released by Bloomberg Politics suggest that America’s favorite pastime — football — may be coming to an end?

Well, maybe not.

The poll (linked to above) doesn’t specifically claim football is in trouble; in fact, many respondents questioned the assumptions that it was. Regardless of the pedantic differentiations the poll’s findings — the first major findings of its kind — provide a fascinating look at the Gridiron game.

1/3 of the wealthy (those who make more than $100,000 a year) and the college-educated believe football will lose fans over the next 20 years.

Sixty-two percent of college-educated respondents said they don’t want their children playing the sport and 62 percent of those making more than $100,000 a year agree.

For commentary and insight on the report — along with an assessment on the longevity of the sport —  head to Bloomberg Politics.

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