[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] While polls are to be taken with a grain of salt, the Reuters/Ipsos online poll on U.S. interest in the World Cup is sobering. Eighty-six percent of Americans said they either know nothing or only a little bit about the World Cup, and more than two-thirds did not know Brazil will host the tournament. And two in three Americans do not plan to follow this year's tournament.
While international affairs are not the strong suit of Americans -- only one out of six Americans in a recent poll could pinpoint where Ukraine is on a world map -- throw soccer into the mix and serious interest in this year's tournament is scant. Only
7 percent said they anticipated following it closely.
But one-third of Hispanic Americans will follow the World Cup or some teams closely, according to the poll.
includes the responses of 1,416 adult Americans taken April 7-11. The credibility interval, a measure of precision, is plus or minus 3 percentage points.