Major League Baseball is asking fans about their political affiliation in a survey about this year's ballpark experience.
The league says the survey is to better understand fans' perceptions, preferences, and behaviors during the pandemic.
"The research has shown that a person's self-identified political affiliation often impacts their views about the pandemic, and therefore respondents' views regarding returning to the ballpark," MLB said in a statement. "Since we are in the midst of the pandemic, this is valuable information for our clubs to understand the views of their fans about attending games."
The league said the information will be used to establish trends and that the results are not tied to individual accounts, adding that the survey can be completed without answering the political affiliation question.
🔦 The survey questions follows a recent poll that shows declining favorability among Republicans after the league pulled its All-Star Game from Georgia over the state's voting laws.