Opinion on Notre Dame Fighting Irish name and logo in the U.S. as of 2020

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish is a college football team that represents the University of Notre-Dame-du-Lac located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Brian Kelly is the current coach. The school is one of six college teams that competes as an Independent in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, although it plays five games every season against teams from the ACC. During a July 2020 survey in the United States, seven percent of respondents found the team name and imagery (a leprechaun) very offensive as it is seen to perpetuate negative stereotypes of the Irish people.

Public opinion on the offensive nature of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team name and imagery in the United States as of July 2020

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Release date

July 2020


United States

Survey time period

July 7-9, 2020

Number of respondents

2,202 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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