Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide disapprove of NFL owners selling concessions like beer and popcorn while the national anthem is being played. A ScottRasmussen.com national opinion survey also found that 62% disapprove of players protesting during the anthem (see question wording and topline results).
NFL fans, those who watch at least a game a week, are a bit less opposed to concession sales. Among these fans, 54% are okay with selling beer and popcorn. Forty percent (40%) approve of the player protests.
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A related survey found that just 33% believe the United States truly offers liberty and justice for all.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of NFL fans say that playing the national anthem is an important part of an NFL game. Just over half Strongly Agree with that notion. Given a choice between not playing the anthem or playing it but allowing players to kneel, 63% of fans prefer playing the anthem and allowing the protest. Among all voters, 58% share that view.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 21-22, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence. See Crosstabs.
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