While nearly 8 million people tuned into Monday’s U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match, Americans do not think soccer will reach the level of popularity it has around the world any time soon in this country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 19 percent of American adults think that, in five years, soccer will be as popular in the United States as it is around the world. Fifty-nine percent say soccer will not be as popular within that time period. Twenty-one percent are not sure.
Rasmussen Reports conducted the survey of 1,000 American adults on June 17-18. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.