Do families always root for the same sports teams? Do our parents influence which team we will cheer for?

My whole family roots for the Mets. I took a poll of the kids in my class to find out if their families were like mine.

First, I learned that there are a lot of Yankees fans in my class. There are 15 Yankees fans and six Mets fans. There are 12 families where both the parents and the kids are Yankees fans. There are five families where both the parents and the kids are Mets fans.

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I was really surprised that there were three families where the parents were Mets fans and the kids were not. There were no families where the parents were Yankees fans and the kids were not.

It seems like parents do influence kids when it comes to which team to root for.