According to a 2014 poll by TV show "60 Minutes" and Vanity Fair magazine, 90 percent of Americans watch sports. The percentage of people who do not watch sports at all increases slightly as Americans age.
Most Americans prefer to watch sports from home instead of going to a live sporting event. The tendency to want to watch sports at home increases as Americans age. Approximately 65 percent of Americans aged 55 and older would rather watch sports at home instead of going to a live sporting event. Most Americans would pick the Olympics over the Super Bowl if they could only attend one sporting event in their lifetimes, according to the poll.