Nearly Half of Americans Plan to Follow the 2019 World Series

The majority of those who plan to follow the World Series predict that the Houston Astros will win

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  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, October 22, 2019 — Ahead of the first game of the 2019 World Series, a recent Ipsos poll finds that nearly half of Americans (46%) will be following the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals.

There is no clear fan favorite (the team followers want to win), with an almost equal split between the Nationals (37%), the Astros (33%), and those who have no preference (28%). Even though followers of the World Series are split on who they want to win, a majority think that the Houston Astros will win the World Series (55%), while 23% think the Washington Nationals will take the win and the Commissioner’s Trophy. Furthermore, seven in ten Americans who will be following the World Series have a favorable opinion of the Houston Astros, and 65% feel the same about the Washington Nationals.  

 

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between October 21-22, 2019. For this survey, a sample of roughly 1,005 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii was interviewed online in English.

The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel (see link below for more info on “Access Panels and Recruitment”), partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling (see link below for more info on the Ipsos “Ampario Overview” sample method) and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2016 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Posthoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education. 

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,005, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-5.0 percentage points).

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Public Affairs
+1 202 420-2025
chris.jackson@ipsos.com

 

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  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Public Affairs

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