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Researchers: Sports fandom and political persuasion are connected

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Interesting stuff.

    The soccer demographic doesn't surprise me one bit, based on my personal experiences.

  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    They are correlated.

    But the term you are looking for is "confounding factor," iirc from my college days.

    Sports fandom and political persuasion are both heavily linked to demographic profiles.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    What if you like a lot of different sports? Are you an anarchist?
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I guess I'll have to start catching up on WWE.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I like how the Democrats are into all the crappy sports. WWE, WNBA, MLS, Women's Tennis.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I find it ironic that more Democrats are fans of the WWE than Republicans.

    The McMahons are pretty staunch Republicans.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That's because it's FAKE! :D
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I found this surprising ...

    This, for some reason, I did not ...

  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Dem/WWE hookup wholly inexplicible. Rest makes perfect sense.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    Of course. There's the connection. Nature.

  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The Reps have asked Flair to run for governor previously. He declined, saying that his past would be a major albatross.
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    It goes both ways, you know?
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