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NFL ‘Stand’ Policy Appears To Mean Little to Viewers

Americans are closely divided over the wisdom of the National Football League’s new policy on player protests during “The Star Spangled Banner,” but the policy appears unlikely to have much negative impact on viewership.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults believe players and coaches in the NFL should be penalized for refusing to stand during the national anthem before a game. Nearly as many (45%) disagree with the new NFL policy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 24 and 27, 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 May 24 and 27, 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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