Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Hortic » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00


The result of a Harris poll showed that Americans were in fact clueless
about the world cup. A poll of 1000 ***s conducted between June 17-22
showed that only 52 percent of Americans knew that the world cup was a
soccer tournament. Only 19 percent said they had watched a game on
television and only 25 percent knew that it was being played in France.

Source: Soccer America, July 20, page 5

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Oliver T » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>The result of a Harris poll showed that Americans were in fact clueless
>about the world cup. A poll of 1000 ***s conducted between June 17-22
>showed that only 52 percent of Americans knew that the world cup was a
>soccer tournament. Only 19 percent said they had watched a game on
>television and only 25 percent knew that it was being played in France.

Remeber the US has 300 million people.  

300 million x 19% = 57 million.

Also, you must remember that similar polls indicate that about the same
percentage of Americans can't even find the US on a world map!

In other words, RELAX!  

========
Oliver Tse
soccerTV.com

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Steve Jone » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> The result of a Harris poll showed that Americans were in fact clueless
> about the world cup. A poll of 1000 ***s conducted between June 17-22
> showed that only 52 percent of Americans knew that the world cup was a
> soccer tournament. Only 19 percent said they had watched a game on
> television and only 25 percent knew that it was being played in France.

Personally I still say that this is pretty good.  I've seen worse surveys
from the States on things like "Currency's of the world" "Political Leaders"
and the like.  19 percent watching a game is ***y good in a nation which
is supposed not to like the sport. This was a survey taken at the start
of the WC so the numbers may well have also risen.

I'd make the bold statement that more people knew the WC was in France
than who is the Prime Minister of France.

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Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Barry Hamil » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> The result of a Harris poll showed that Americans were in fact clueless
> about the world cup. A poll of 1000 ***s conducted between June 17-22
> showed that only 52 percent of Americans knew that the world cup was a
> soccer tournament. Only 19 percent said they had watched a game on
> television and only 25 percent knew that it was being played in France.

Can't remember if I posted this at AOL or on here- so, sorry if I'm
repeating myself.

Anyway, ask someone in marketing sometime if they'd like to be working
on a product or service that, in 5 years, went from neglible market
awareness to 52%.  Then ask them what they'd do if they could get 19% of
americans to sample their product or service.  The response you'd get
would likely be heavy breathing, salivating, and a sudden raging
*** (from the men- the women would cross their legs tightly and
smile).

--

barry hamill

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Ken Overt » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> The result of a Harris poll showed that Americans were in fact clueless
> about the world cup. A poll of 1000 ***s conducted between June 17-22
> showed that only 52 percent of Americans knew that the world cup was a
> soccer tournament. Only 19 percent said they had watched a game on
> television and only 25 percent knew that it was being played in France.

I am also pleasantly surprised by these numbers.  OTOH, I have a question
regarding their reliability.  Since I'm not remotely knowledgeable about
statistics, I'm interested in responses from folks who are.

What is the minimum sampling required for "reliable" results?  Can one
safely extrapolate from 1,000 people to 300 million?  What is the accepted
error margin for these numbers?

-- kov

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Mary Tiritil » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Most of the Americans I tried speaking to about the World Cup said they
don't follow "soccer," & actually sounded very proud of their ignorance.

But heaven forbid I tell someone in my area I have no idea who's in the
Super Bowl (not like I run to the newspaper & find out or anything).

BTW, I'm new here. Hello, everyone.

Mary

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Mike William » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

19 percent watching a game is ***y good in a nation which

Quote:
> is supposed not to like the sport.

Since when did america go off their sport? It aint football, but they
seem happy!

Mike Williams

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Barry Hamil » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Most of the Americans I tried speaking to about the World Cup said
> > they don't follow "soccer," & actually sounded very proud of their
> > ignorance.  But heaven forbid I tell someone in my area I have no
> > idea who's in the Super Bowl (not like I run to the newspaper &
> > find out or anything).  BTW, I'm new here.

> That sure as hell shows.  Now go away.

Congratulations, you're an ***.

--

barry hamill

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by The Mighty Qui » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Most of the Americans I tried speaking to about the World Cup said they
>don't follow "soccer," & actually sounded very proud of their ignorance.

>But heaven forbid I tell someone in my area I have no idea who's in the
>Super Bowl (not like I run to the newspaper & find out or anything).

i think that there's a perception that 90% of americans follow pro
sports really avidly, and i don't think that's really true... i think
if you polled people in the US as to who played in the Superbowl,
World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, and World Cup this year,
the World Cup would actually do pretty well for itself.  i can only do
4 out of 5 on that list, in all honesty, and i'm a pretty avid sports
fan (the 1 i missed isn't the World Cup, either).  i bet more people
would know with certainty that Brazil was in the Final against France
than who the other team was in the other four events as well, because
of Brazil's popularity in the US.

Quinn

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by RP » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>> Most of the Americans I tried speaking to about the World Cup said
>> they don't follow "soccer," & actually sounded very proud of their
>> ignorance.  But heaven forbid I tell someone in my area I have no
>> idea who's in the Super Bowl (not like I run to the newspaper &
>> find out or anything).  BTW, I'm new here.

>That sure as hell shows.  Now go away.

Not kniowing who is playing in the superbowl shows a higher level of
evolution.
 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by kir.. » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> Most of the Americans I tried speaking to about the World Cup said they
> don't follow "soccer," & actually sounded very proud of their ignorance.

> But heaven forbid I tell someone in my area I have no idea who's in the
> Super Bowl (not like I run to the newspaper & find out or anything).

> BTW, I'm new here. Hello, everyone.

> Mary

Hello, Mary!  When people I know profess to ignorance of the World Cup, I
know it is my duty to inform them! :)  Really, lots of people seem to be
brainwashed by the media here.  For example, many people during the WC told
me they "didn't like soccer" (of course they mean football).  Many of these
same people, when asked if they'd ever watched a match, could not say they
had.  Many just listen to such ***as the ESPN guys, or read stupid "why I
don't like soccer" columns in the paper.  But the same people will also look
at me dumbfounded when I tell them I don't watch the Stupor Bore...

Kirk
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Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by David MacDonal » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Do we really want the ***y Yanks involved with the beautiful game??

The Americans are pretty good at destroying everything they get involved with.

Bais aside, Surveys also show the soccer is now the most played sport of people
under the age of 20, not basketball, baseball, or football.

All it will take is a couple more nike or adidas endor***ts and then......

Quote:


> > The result of a Harris poll showed that Americans were in fact clueless
> > about the world cup. A poll of 1000 ***s conducted between June 17-22
> > showed that only 52 percent of Americans knew that the world cup was a
> > soccer tournament. Only 19 percent said they had watched a game on
> > television and only 25 percent knew that it was being played in France.

> Personally I still say that this is pretty good.  I've seen worse surveys
> from the States on things like "Currency's of the world" "Political Leaders"
> and the like.  19 percent watching a game is ***y good in a nation which
> is supposed not to like the sport. This was a survey taken at the start
> of the WC so the numbers may well have also risen.

> I'd make the bold statement that more people knew the WC was in France
> than who is the Prime Minister of France.

> --
> "Man is god, football his religon" -- Litherland'98
> The above opinions rarely reflect my own and never my employers'
> Do not add me to mailing lists violations will be billed for time.

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by m case » Tue, 28 Jul 1998 04:00:00

i guess i was one of the 19% that watched. we watched & taped most of the
games. many people i knew were also trying to watch as much of the cup as
possible. even those who weren't that interested seemed to know what was
going on by virtue of the media coverage. but i'd venture to say most
americans i know that love soccer are rather lukewarm about american
football, basketball etc.

while most americans may have been clueless, not all were.

mike

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Hermann Braeu » Wed, 29 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Really?  Now, let me see.  I walk into a room with most of the people
>being from family "A", and I say, "You know, those 'A' are really
>ignorant.  BTW, hello everyone."  Get it?  No?  I didn't think so.

What makes you think that most people around here are from
family "A" ?
Maybe you are just being ignorant.

Hermann

 
 
 

Poll showed Americans were clueless about the World Cup.

Post by Dustin Christma » Wed, 29 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Do we really want the ***y Yanks involved with the beautiful game??

>The Americans are pretty good at destroying everything they get involved with.

Your button appears to be stuck.

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