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.