My new column
at Taki's Magazine
uses Tiger's loss to Phil at Augusta to introduce new data on The Politics of Sports Fans. It features a spectacular graph
(which I found at statistician Andrew Gelman's blog
) from a survey of 218,000 American adults' preferences in spectator sports, politics, and civic-participation. NASCAR fans are famously Republican, but which two sports have even more conservative fan bases? Which spectator sport has the most liberal fans? Which sport's fans are most likely to vote? Which least likely?
Old stereotypes are validated and new stereotypes are revealed, which is always fun.
Read it there and comment upon it here.