[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
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.