Do you think athletes who protest by kneeling during the national anthem are doing the (right thing) or the (wrong thing) to express their political opinions?

Opinion on NFL players' anthem protest as a political gesture 2017 The statistic shows the survey results to the question whether athletes from the National Football League do the right thing or the wrong thing by kneeling during the national anthem to express their political opinions. During the survey, 49 percent of respondents said that the athletes are doing the wrong thing by doing so.
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Share of respondents
Right thing43%
Wrong thing49%
Don't know/Undecided/Refused8%
Share of respondents
Right thing43%
Wrong thing49%
Don't know/Undecided/Refused8%

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The statistic shows the survey results to the question whether athletes from the National Football League do the right thing or the wrong thing by kneeling during the national anthem to express their political opinions. During the survey, 49 percent of respondents said that the athletes are doing the wrong thing by doing so.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 26 to 28, 2017
Number of respondents
1,037 (424 landline / 613 cell phone)
Age group
18 and over
Method of interview
Telephone interview

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