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Are Americans More Interested in Sports or Politics?

Stand back, LeBron. Move over, Patriots. Americans by a better than two-to-one margin have their eye more on politics these days.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults say they are more interested in politics than in sports. Just 26% are more interested in sports, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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