Most fans happy with SA sport

2012-07-23 18:34

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.


  • Squeegee - 2012-07-23 18:59

    Soccer is well run. hahahahaha. Some great laughs on news24 today.

      Poloyatonki - 2012-07-23 19:03

      Now this is the only place i agree with you, i hope I am not going insane....

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-23 19:19

      Wonder what was the age group off this survey???

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-23 19:48

      The survey was conducted in Limpopo

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-23 22:36

      Haha Charles under the trees...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:52

      in the sand

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-07-23 19:02

    Really? soccer well run hahahahah ahahahahahahaha

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:53

      yes because those respondents need to smile to be seen at night

  • Dhirshan - 2012-07-23 19:04

    but will safa and bafana ever wake their case up and learn from our rugby and cricket teams?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:53


  • wendy.schneider3 - 2012-07-23 19:19

    another survey...ya

  • john.loveland.9 - 2012-07-23 19:20

    No one heard about CSA goings on? And as for soccer....

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:53

      yes its well run because its corrupt, u forget j malema is a hero for the youth therefore if he is the benchmark, anything like him is superb for them

  • liton.habib.5 - 2012-07-23 19:21

    my neighbor's mother-in-law makes $81/hr on the internet. She has been laid off for ten months but last month her income was $21272 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here's the site to read more

      Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-23 20:00

      Free advertising hey Liton?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:54

      my neighbours mother in law also makes $81 per hour by flashing her koek online.

  • timothy.vanas - 2012-07-23 19:26

    Who are they kidding with this survey. Seriously soccer run well. What a joke. Who did they get to do this survey? Surely not South Africans because this can't be real.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:55

      zimbabweans in the soup kitchen/homeaffairs queue

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-07-23 19:48

    Except for those perennial whipping boys Bafana Bafana, that is, those guys are on a permanent dry patch.

  • Jacques - 2012-07-23 20:08

    Go Arsenal! #awkwardsilence

  • britney.camron - 2012-07-23 21:30

    why they bring race into it....? racist survey and racist article :(

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-24 08:16

      Its a multi cutural, multi race country.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:55

      because racism is awesome

  • - 2012-07-24 12:57

    Sport is the only thing that keeps South Africa together....ANC stay out of sport

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-24 23:55

      your mom keeps me together

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