Poll: 32% skip NFL over Black Lives Matter player protests

October 5, 2016 in News by RBN Staff

via: Washington Examiner

The growing number of player protests at National Football League games, driven by the Black Lives Matter movement and San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has prompted nearly a third of Americans to turn the games off, according to a new survey.

Rasmussen Reports revealed Tuesday that 32 percent of American adults say they are “less likely” to watch a game because of the expanding protests over how blacks are treated, especially by police.

By comparison, 52 percent said it doesn’t impact their watching and a small 13 percent said they are more likely to watch football games because of the protests.

Not surprisingly, blacks and whites are divided on the issues.

Rasmussen said that 28 percent of blacks are more likely to watch now, with whites at 8 percent.

But a sizable 36 percent of whites are less likely to watch, compared to 18 percent of blacks.

Men and women also differ, with 29 percent of men less likely to watch compared to 35 percent of women.