Poll: Americans disagree with Colin Kaepernick but respect his right to protest

Thursday September 22nd, 2016

A new survey by Seton Hall Sports Poll shows that Americans disapprove by nearly 2 to 1 (with many having no opinion) of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the playing of the U.S. national anthem in protest.

The people polled did agree with his right to protest by a 4 to 1 margin.

The poll was conducted this week with a class of 875 adults. There is a +/- 3.4% margin of error in the results.

In total 47% of people disapprove of Kaepernick's actions. The other 27% of people approved and 22% had no opinion.

Kaepernick on TIME cover amid anthem protest

Other findings from the poll can be viewed below:

20% feel that he should be ordered to stand or be dropped from the team, if he refuses.

80% support his right to protest. (47% of those who respect the right also believe that he is wrong for not standing while 33% find the protest to be acceptable.)

25% of people within the ages of 18 to 29 disapprove of the protest.

44% of people within the ages of 30 and 44 years old disapprove of the protest.

53% of people within the ages of 45 and 60 years old disapprove of the protest.

60% of people over 60 years old disapprove of the protest.

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