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Share of adult population that follows sports in selected countries 2014

The statistic shows the share of the adult population in selected countries that claims to follow sports according to a February 2014 survey. 70 percent of the adult population in the United States follows sports.

Share of adult population claiming to follow sports in 2014*

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Release date

May 2014


Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, United States, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 2014

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

1,000 survey participants for each country**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Follow - watch live or highlights coverage and/or read about frequently and/or talk about frequently; Multiple answers were possible. The source does not provide detailed information regarding the questions. The chosen wording here might therefore differ slightly from the survey.
** Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey: population size used for calculation is number of adult internet users. This reflects the sample used during the survey fieldwork.; China: population size used is for calculation of urban adult internet users. This reflects the sample used during the survey fieldwork.

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