- Professional football: 35 percent
- Professional baseball: 16 percent
- College football: 11 percent
- Auto racing: 7 percent
- Men's professional basketball: 6 percent
- Hockey: 5 percent
- Men's college basketball: 3 percent
- Men's tennis: 2 percent
- Swimming: 2 percent
- Men's golf: 2 percent
- Men's soccer: 2 percent
- Boxing: 2 percent
Since this question was first asked in 1985, professional football has gone up 11 points from 24 percent of sports fans saying it was their favorite sport then to 35 percent saying so now.
Baseball has gone down 7 points, from 23 percent in 1985 to 16 percent today.
This is sad! Three sports -- women's professional basketball, women's soccer and women's golf -- are not favorites for any sports fan.