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The Most Popular Sports In America

Updated October 8, 2019 276.6k votes 38.1k voters 354.4k views63 items

List RulesVote up any sport you think is a favorite in the US

For the past century, sports have become an important part of American culture. Many of the most popular sports in the world have been American games. A fair number of Americans either participate or follow sports. Children play sports to meet other kids their own age and they teach important tactics, like teamwork, which helps people later on in life. Football, not to be confused with European football or soccer, is one of the most popular American sports. The Super Bowl is always the most watched sporting event in the United States, drawing nearly 100 million people to their TVs to watch an event that's distinctly American.

Basketball is another popular American sport that has a worldwide reach. Becoming almost as globally relevant as soccer, basketball and the NBA in particular have turned the game from a semi-popular American sport into a game people across the globe love to play.

Vote for the game you think is the most popular American sport on this ultimate list. If you see a sport that isn't on the list and should be added, feel free to.

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  • 1
    14,264
    8,698

    American Football

  • 2
    13,540
    8,327

    Basketball

  • 3
    12,181
    7,555

    Baseball

  • 4
    10,318
    7,053

    Soccer

  • 5
    8,526
    8,321
  • 6
    4,886
    6,178
  • 7
    3,258
    3,576

    Mixed martial arts

  • 8
    2,734
    3,551

    Track and Field

  • 9
    2,892
    3,778

    Volleyball

  • 10
    1,897
    2,578
  • 11
    2,410
    3,277
  • 12
    4,152
    5,897

    Golf

  • 13
    2,690
    3,689
  • 14
    3,212
    4,615

    Car Racing

  • 15
    1,947
    2,931

    Skiing

  • 16
    441
    302
  • 17
    3,851
    6,149
  • 18
    777
    915
  • 19
    1,784
    2,753

    Softball

  • 20
    962
    1,436

    Motocross

  • 21
    1,802
    2,961

    Wrestling

  • 22
    1,312
    1,978
  • 23
    1,284
    2,112

    Gymnastic

  • 24
    1,587
    2,611

    Rugby

  • 25
    956
    1,482

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