Statistics report on sportswashing


This report provides statistics and facts about sportswashing. It includes an overview, as well as chapters on soccer, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and golf.

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  • Premium Statistic Countries with the most sportswashing mentions in English media 2019-2022
  • Premium Statistic Organizations with the biggest role in sportswashing discourse 2019-2022
  • Premium Statistic Public opinion in Europe on sporting events hosts and human rights 2022
  • Premium Statistic Public opinion on human rights abusers and sport 2022
  • Premium Statistic Views on sporting institutions and undemocratic governments worldwide 2022
  • Premium Statistic Money spent by Saudi Arabia on hosting sports events 2014-2031, by sport
  • Premium Statistic Formula 1 hosting fees in 2023, by circuit


  • Basic Statistic Money spent on transfers in the leading European soccer leagues 2013-2022, by club
  • Premium Statistic Net spend of English Premier League clubs on transfers 2021-2022
  • Premium Statistic Net transfer fee spending of Ligue 1 football clubs 2012-2022
  • Premium Statistic Money spent on transfers by PSG since QSi takeover 2011-2022, by season
  • Basic Statistic Yearly value of shirt sponsor deals in the Premier League 2022-2023, by club
  • Premium Statistic Premier League shirt sponsors 2023-2024, by type
  • Basic Statistic Share of adults in Britain that oppose the sale of Newcastle United 2021
  • Premium Statistic Share of adults in Britain that support Roman Abramovich sanctions 2022

2022 FIFA World Cup

  • Premium Statistic Global public opinion on boycotting Qatar 2022 World Cup for migrant workers 2021
  • Basic Statistic Cost of compensating workers compared to total revenue generated by World Cup 2022
  • Premium Statistic Share of adults in England that support a hardship fund following the World Cup 2022
  • Basic Statistic Public opinion on Qatar before and after the World Cup Britain 2022
  • Basic Statistic Total cost of hosting the World Cup 1994-2022


  • Basic Statistic Share of adults in the U.S. that believe LIV Golf seems like sportswashing 2022
  • Premium Statistic Public awareness of LIV Golf being funded by Saudi Arabia in the U.S. 2022
  • Premium Statistic Public opinion on LIV Golf in the U.S. 2022
  • Basic Statistic LIV Golf: total prize pool 2022-2023
  • Premium Statistic Golfers with the highest on-course earnings at LIV Golf 2022

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