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The Most Popular Sports In America

Updated October 8, 2019 316.6k votes 37.9k voters 352.8k 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
    Basketball
    15,578
    9,555

    Basketball

  • 2
    American Football
    16,366
    10,029

    American Football

  • 3
    Baseball
    13,983
    8,700

    Baseball

  • 4
    Soccer
    11,810
    8,124

    Soccer

  • 5
    Ice Hockey
    9,769
    9,653
  • 6
    Boxing
    5,573
    7,087
  • 7
    Mixed martial arts
    3,755
    4,098

    Mixed martial arts

  • 8
    Track and Field
    3,108
    4,076

    Track and Field

  • 9
    Volleyball
    3,304
    4,341

    Volleyball

  • 10
    Snowboarding
    2,171
    2,938
  • 11
    Golf
    4,725
    6,784

    Golf

  • 12
    Lacrosse
    2,745
    3,738
  • 13
    Swimming
    3,070
    4,259
  • 14
    Car Racing
    3,675
    5,324

    Car Racing

  • 15
    Beach Volleyball
    481
    324
  • 16
    Skiing
    2,232
    3,353

    Skiing

  • 17
    Tennis
    4,388
    7,089
  • 18
    Table Tennis
    872
    1,030
  • 19
    Softball
    2,033
    3,165

    Softball

  • 20
    Fishing
    1,504
    2,250
  • 21
    Motocross
    1,094
    1,615

    Motocross

  • 22
    Wrestling
    2,044
    3,398

    Wrestling

  • 23
    Gymnastic
    1,469
    2,415

    Gymnastic

  • 24
    Rugby
    1,799
    2,996

    Rugby

  • 25
    X Games
    1,087
    1,678

    X Games