Most fans happy with SA sport
Johannesburg - Most South Africans feel athletics, cricket, rugby and soccer are well run, according to a survey released on Monday.
"Generally, males are more positive than females (their figures are generally five percentage points higher than average), but this because more females gave a don’t know response," said researchers.
The TNS SA survey was conducted among 2000 South Africans in the eight major metropolitan areas in February.
It found that 57% of respondents were happy with the way athletics was run, 63% with cricket, 60% with rugby, and 56% with soccer.
Younger people were slightly more positive than older people.
Perceptions about cricket showed the lowest difference between racial groups, and soccer registered the highest amount of negativity.
Among black respondents, 60% believed athletics was well run, 63% cricket, 57% rugby, and 64% soccer.
Of white respondents, 48% believed athletics was well run, 64% cricket, 67% rugby and 39% soccer.
Of the coloureds polled, 58% felt athletics was well run, 62% cricket, 63% rugby and 43% soccer.
Forty-five percent of Indians and Asians surveyed believed athletics was well run, 72% cricket, 59% rugby and 49% soccer.
People living on the West Rand and in Bloemfontein were the most positive. Those living in the Eastern Cape (especially Port Elizabeth), the South Rand, and the Vaal Triangle were the least positive.