For many Americans, Thanksgiving brings family, turkey and America's favorite sport, football. A plurality of Americans (34 percent) rate football as their favorite sport to watch. Far fewer rate basketball (14 percent) or baseball (13 percent) as their favorite sport. Football is equally popular among blacks and whites, but there is a strong racial difference in fan support for basketball and baseball. Among blacks, 31 percent name basketball as their favorite sport and just 4 percent name baseball. Among whites, 12 percent name basketball and 14 percent name baseball.


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