Most Popular Searched Sports in the United States
The most popular sport around the world is football, and also in the USA football is one of the most popular sports, however, there are different types of football. The football played in the USA is American (Gridiron) Football. Association football (or soccer) is also played in the USA, but is not as popular as many other sports
Here is a discussion and a couple of lists of the most popular searched sports in the United States, using online searches as the measure of popularity. As you will see, football is the most searched term, which is a little ambiguous as it may refer to any of the types of football played. See more on the most popular sports in the US.
Popular Sports Search Terms in the United States
'Football' is the most searched sports name in the United States, followed by golf and basketball. This list is useful to gage the relative popularity of particular sports. It may not represent the most played sports or most watched sport, but the popularity is based on how much people are searching online about the sport.
The data is collected over a four year period to account for the effect of annual events and other major events that may occur every four years. This list only includes the search popularity of sports names or words describing a group of sports (e.g. football).
- This list is derived from Google Insights for Search, collected over a four year period (Jan 2007 to Jan 2011). Search volume is a relative term (reflecting how many searches have been done for a particular term, relative to the total number of searches done on Google), and does not represent an actual number of searches. The sport names on the list are extracted from only the top 20 search terms in the category 'sport', so the number of sports will vary.
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