Fans Have More Friends

Ben Valenta
David Sikorjak

Ben Valenta, David Sikorjak

Fans Have More Friends

Ben Valenta

David Sikorjak

What if we told you that fans have more friends? Not only that, but they engage with those friends more often, and they value those friendships more. Fans engage in and value their family relationships more, too. What if we told you fans exhibit stronger measures of well-being, happiness, confidence, and optimism? What if we told you fans tend to be more trusting of others and more confident in institutions? Or that fandom helps mitigate the loneliness and polarization that plague our culture today?

Fans Have More Friends arrives at a conclusion that, once seen, cannot be unseen: being a sports fan is good for you, good for others, and good for society.

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