Majority believes it’s ‘not appropriate’ to kneel during anthem

The Hill
August 31, 2018

A majority of voters say they believe it is inappropriate for NFL players to kneel during the national anthem as a way to protest policy brutality and racial inequality, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Friday.

The survey reports that 54 percent of voters believe the form of protest to be inappropriate, while 43 percent say it is an appropriate way to bring awareness to the issues the players are protesting.

The responses were heavily divided along partisan lines.

About 88 percent of Republicans believe the protests are inappropriate, while 72 percent of Democrats believe kneeling is an appropriate form of protest.

Independents surveyed believed kneeling during the national anthem was inappropriate by a 15-point margin, with 57 opposed to the protests and 42 percent saying they’re appropriate.

The results also fall sharply along racial lines.

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This article was posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7:53 am

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