Most Popular Sports in the United States
The most popular sport around the world is clearly football. Football is also popular in the USA, but it is not the same type of football. American Football is the popular football code in the USA, but confusingly it is called football, the common name for Association football elsewhere around the world.
There are a few sports that are very popular in the USA, but not necessarily popular elsewhere around the world. For most states, the most popular sport is American football, followed by basketball, baseball and ice hockey.
Here is a discussion and lists of the most popular sports in the US. See more lists of top sports by country.
Most Popular Lists
- Most Searched Sports Names — using only sport name searches over a four year period, we found the most popular sport term in the US based on search volume is 'football' (most likely they are looking for information about American Football/gridiron).
- Most popular Winter Olympic sports in the USA — One measure of popularity is the number of times a sport is searched for online, or TV viewership.
- 10 Most Popular Sports in America — a list of the top five individual sports and top five team sports in the USA.
- The most popular Winter Olympic sports in the USA.
- Lists of top sports by country.
- Other top 10 lists of the world's most popular sports
- All about sport in the United States