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CFL or NFL – a survey reveals what Canadians want

Canadians do not wish to have the NFL at the expense of CFL, but interest in the NFL is significantly high – survey.

  • Sociologist carries out a survey, asking 1512 Canadians whether they would want the NFL in place of CFL.
  • 11 percent of the respondents were ready for the NFL at the expense of the CFL.
  • The CFL has witnessed a continued downfall in the ratings, year on year.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans celebrate near the end of the fourth quarter as Saskatchewan Roughriders leave the stadium during second half CFL football action in Regina, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.
Fans in attendance of a CFL match.

A new countrywide survey shows many Canadians don’t need the NFL right here at the CFL‘s expense however might also improve the largest task going through the Canadian league.

The survey of 1,512 Canadians become carried out Nov. 19-21 through Reginald Bibby, a sociologist at the University of Lethbridge, in partnership with Maru Public Opinion. Bibby has been monitoring countrywide sports activities tendencies because 1990.

In the survey, 34 percent of respondents stated they both didn’t need the NFL in Canada or desired it best if the CFL additionally survived. But even as eleven percentage stated they’d welcome the NFL’s arrival even at the expense of the CFL, a majority (fifty-five percentage) didn’t care a lot both ways.

That ought to illustrate the overall malaise that presently plagues the CFL.

The CFL keeps having a barely better following than the NFL in Canada – 21 percent in comparison to twenty percentage. But in current years, and 2021 in particular, a few issues have emerged.

The reality 21 percent of Canadians say they comply with the CFL — on par with the NFL — but nearly 50 percent believe the likely arrival of the NFL in Canada indicates great interest in the matter. It’s better than the 30 percent or so in 1995, revealed Bibby.

What is disconcerting is that interest withinside the CFL, even as nevertheless staggering given the league gets truly no exposure through U.S. media, has been lowering barely in current years. That wishes to be addressed.

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