Ten percent (10%) of voters nationwide believe the Betsy Ross flag is a symbol of racism. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 68% disagree while 22% are not sure.
Among African-American voters, 25% believe that flag is a symbol of racism, 38% disagree and 36% are not sure. Just 11% of Hispanic voters and 6% of White voters see the Betsy Ross flag as a symbol of racism (see crosstab results).
Thirty-three percent (33%) of voters at least somewhat agree with Nike’s decision to stop distributing a sneaker featuring the flag. Sixty-eight percent (68%) disagree. Those figures include 10% who Strongly Agree with Nike and 36% who Strongly Disagree.
Voters are evenly divided about Arizona’s response to the situation. The state had planned to provide Nike with financial incentives to build a facility in their state. After the decision on the Betsy Ross flag, the Governor announced his intention to have Arizona withdraw from that arrangement. Forty-eight percent (48%) agree with the Governor while 52% are opposed.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans agree with the Governor while 70% of Democrats disagree. Among Independent voters, 42% agree and 58% disagree.
Overall, 59% of voters have a favorable opinion of Nike while 41% take the opposite view.
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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted July 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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