What is your favorite Olympic event?

U.S. survey 2012: favorite Olympic events among Americans in the United States The statistic shows the results of a survey carried out in order to find which Olympic sport event is most popular among Americans in 2012. In this year, swimming came out on top with 21 percent of respondents citing it as their favorite sport event. Gymnastics came in at second place with 15 percent.
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Percentage of respondents
Swimming21%
Gymnastics15%
Basketball12%
Track and Field11%
Football (soccer)8%
Volleyball5%
Archery2%
Badminton2%
Boxing2%
Cycling2%
Diving2%
Hockey2%
Shooting2%
Table Tennis2%
Equestrian2%
Water Polo2%
Fencing1%
Judo1%
Rowing1%
Sailing1%
Synchonized Swimming1%
Triathlon1%
Weightlifting1%
Wrestling1%
Percentage of respondents
Swimming21%
Gymnastics15%
Basketball12%
Track and Field11%
Football (soccer)8%
Volleyball5%
Archery2%
Badminton2%
Boxing2%
Cycling2%
Diving2%
Hockey2%
Shooting2%
Table Tennis2%
Equestrian2%
Water Polo2%
Fencing1%
Judo1%
Rowing1%
Sailing1%
Synchonized Swimming1%
Triathlon1%
Weightlifting1%
Wrestling1%
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The statistic shows the results of a survey carried out in order to find which Olympic sport event is most popular among Americans in 2012. In this year, swimming came out on top with 21 percent of respondents citing it as their favorite sport event. Gymnastics came in at second place with 15 percent.
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Release date
June 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 2012
Number of respondents
1,330 respondents
Special properties
US internet users
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Multiple answers were possible.

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