Poll Americans Tune Out World Cup

07.08.10 | FL News Team

(Washington, DC)  --  A new Marist Poll finds the goal of most Americans is to ignore watching the World Cup.  Even thought the U.S. team made it farther than they did in 2002, the survey found that a whopping 63-percent of Americans never tuned in to watch even one single game.  Just ten-percent saw most of the games, while 27-percent confessed to watching some of the tournament.

The poll revealed that those who had played soccer as children were more inclined to tune in.  Just over one-thousand people participated in the study.  Even with the low numbers, World Cup ratings on ESPN and ABC increased to a 16-year high and enjoyed a 50-percent increase over 2006.