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Who People Are Rooting For on Sunday

Posted on: Friday, February 03, 2017

With Super Bowl LI right around the corner, many are curious as to how the fans feel about the big game, the teams, and the players who will be taking to the field Sunday night. ..

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Satisfaction with the NFL

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Just over one third of respondents (35%) are very or completely satisfied with the National Football League, while a quarter (24%) are not at all satisfied or only slightly satisfied. ..

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Sports Superstitions: Silly Superstitions of Others

Posted on: Sunday, October 02, 2016

In our survey of sports superstitions, we thought that respondents would be more willing to discuss other people's superstitions than their own. In fact, the average answer was 13 words long when discussing others, compared to just 9 words long when discussing themselves.  ..

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Sports Superstitions: Classification

Posted on: Sunday, September 25, 2016

We classified all respondents to our Sports Superstitions study as either "Unsuperstitious" or "Superstitious." A respondent had to answer "Not at all paranoid", "Not at all afraid", and "Not at all fearful" to be labeled "Unsuperstitious." (Even these unsuperstitious could have confessed to taking specific superstitious actions, however, but that question was asked of just a subset of respondents.) Even by this strict classification, 73% of respondents were Unsuperstitious vs. 27% Superstitious.   ..

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Sports Superstitions: Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted on: Sunday, September 18, 2016

We asked every respondent to rate their level of fear about how their actions at home might affect the team they are rooting for: while 21% of respondents are at least slightly paranoid, almost no respondents (3%) are very or completely paranoid.   ..

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Sport Superstitions: Wearing Team Colors

Posted on: Thursday, September 08, 2016

With the 2016-17 NFL season scheduled to start tonight, we thought we'd remind you to do your laundry - make sure your lucky jersey is ready! We asked fans who wear certain clothing to support their team about the type and condition of clothing that they wear.

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Sports Superstitions: Helping Your Team Win

Posted on: Saturday, September 03, 2016

As part of an ongoing series of research into how consumers engage and identify with brands, Researchscape International surveyed 1,112 U.S. adults about satisfaction with the National Football League, perceptions of teams and quarterbacks, engagement with professional football, and their own sports superstitions and those of others.

What do you do to help the team you are rooting for win?  ..

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