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Americans Like Championship-Winning Sports Team Visits to the White House

The White House canceled a planned visit by the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles after only a small number of players agreed to visit. Despite the last-minute change of plans, nearly half of Americans think these special recognition ceremonies should continue, and more Americans than ever see professional athletes as good role models.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults think presidents should continue inviting championship teams in most major sports to the White House, while 28% believe the tradition should end. A sizable 22% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 7 and 10, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 7 and 10, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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