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Created: Monday, October 06, 2008, at 18:53:32 EDT

Survey: Sports and the economy

How many sporting events have you attended in the last year?
None
16% 270 votes
Three or fewer
38% 641 votes
More than three
46% 773 votes
Total: 1684 votes
How many sporting events did you attend five years ago?
None
7% 110 votes
Three or fewer
25% 417 votes
More than three
69% 1154 votes
Total: 1681 votes
How much of your budget do you spend on sporting events?
Less than 5 percent
76% 1283 votes
Less than 15 percent
19% 324 votes
More than 15 percent
4% 72 votes
Total: 1679 votes
How has the economy affected your attendance of sporting events?
I can no longer afford to attend games
18% 294 votes
I go to fewer games than I used to
44% 741 votes
Not at all
38% 641 votes
Total: 1676 votes
If you could only afford to do one of the following, which would you choose?
Attend a few games
11% 185 votes
Buy a flat-screen TV
29% 482 votes
Take a family vacation
60% 1016 votes
Total: 1683 votes
What's the biggest obstacle to attending an event?
Ticket prices
74% 1241 votes
Transportation/parking
20% 338 votes
Food prices
6% 97 votes
Total: 1676 votes
Which would be the first to go in your family budget?
Tickets to a game
70% 1169 votes
Sports equipment for you or kids
10% 174 votes
Going out to dinner
20% 334 votes
Total: 1677 votes
Would you buy a personal seat license for the right to own a season ticket?
Yes
5% 81 votes
No
69% 1156 votes
Depends on the price
26% 445 votes
Total: 1682 votes
Which entertainment option provides the best value for you and your family?
Pro sports event
17% 283 votes
College sports event
28% 466 votes
Movies
50% 830 votes
Theatre
5% 91 votes
Total: 1670 votes
Who will be hit the hardest by slower economic times?
Fans
69% 1168 votes
Owners
11% 188 votes
Stadium/arena workers
19% 327 votes
Total: 1683 votes
This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general nor the public as a whole.
 
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