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Bulletin Poll: Sporting Life

Which of the following is your favorite spectator sport?

 

45-54

55-64

65+

Baseball

11%

18%

24%

Basketball

7%

8%

7%

Football

26%

26%

28%

Golf

4%

8%

6%

Soccer

5%

3%

1%

Track and Field

--

1%

1%

NASCAR auto racing

12%

9%

7%

Swimming

8%

1%

2%

Tennis

1%

--

2%

Volleyball

2%

1%

1%

Something else

13%

11%

8%

No favorite

10%

14%

11%

Which of the following is your favorite sporting sport?
  45-54 55-64 65+
Summer or Winter Olympics 20% 18% 12%
Major League Baseball World Series 6% 6% 17%
Soccer World Cup 4% 1% 2%
NFL Super Bowl 28% 32% 19%
The Masters Golf Championship 2% 5% 10%
The PGA -- 1% 3%
The U.S. Open or British Open golf tournaments -- -- 2%
NBA Finals 6% 4% 2%
Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French Open or Australian Open tennis tournaments -- -- 1%
NCAA college football bowl games 4% 5% 5%
NCAA basketball championship 6% 7% 5%
Tour de France bicycle race 2% 3% 1%
NASCAR 2% -- 2%
NHL championship/Stanley Cup -- -- 2%
Something else 5% 5% 3%
No favorite 10% 10% 11%

What is your current level of physical activity?
  45-54 55-64 65+
I don’t currently engage in regular physical activity 16% 24% 38%
I don’t right now, but plan to start in the next six months 2% 5% 3%
I don’t right now, but plan to start in the next month 6% 4% 1%
I’ve been physically active on a regular basis for less than a year 7% 5% 3%
I’ve been physically active on a regular basis for the last year or more 67% 62% 52%

What is your favorite type of exercise?
(asked of respondents who are physically active on a regular basis)
  45-54 55-64 65+
Bicycling 5% 4% 8%
Dancing/aerobic dancing 5% 3% 2%
Elliptical machine/stair climber/treadmill 4% 1% 4%
Golf 1% 4% 7%
Team sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball) 6% 1% 1%
Hiking -- -- 4%
Running/jogging 10% 4% 4%
Swimming/water aerobics 5% 1% 3%
Tennis 1% -- 1%
Walking 39% 49% 51%
Weight lifting/weight training 11% 7% 4%
Yoga -- 2% 4%
Gardening/working outdoors 3% 1% 3%
Wii Fit 3% -- --

Please estimate how much physical activity you accumulate in one week.
(asked of respondents who are physically active on a regular basis)
  45-54 55-64 65+
Less than one-half hour -- 9% --
Between one-half hour and two hours 15% 15% 17%
Between two and four hours 28% 21% 25%
Four hours or more 57% 55% 57%

Is your current level of physical activity more or less than it was 5 years ago?
  45-54 55-64 65+
More 38% 31% 19%
Less 55% 61% 73%

Who is your favorite living professional athlete?
(open-ended question; top responses)
  45-54 55-64 65+
Tiger Woods 5% 11% 17%
Michael Jordan 4% 7% 2%
Lance Armstrong 3% 4% 1%
Kobe Bryant 2% 2% 1%
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2% 2% 1%
Bret Favre 1% 2% 2%
Tony Romo 2% 3% --
Troy Aikman -- 1% 1%
Shaquille O’Neill 1% -- 1%
Derek Jeter -- 1% 1%
No favorite 35% 29% 37%

Please estimate how much physical activity you accumulate in one week
(asked of respondents who are physically active on a regular basis)
  45-54 55-64 65+
Yes * 12% 4%
No * 83% 95%

Survey of 510 adults age 45 and older conducted by ICR between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2009.

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