Poll: White Americans disapprove of national anthem protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that most white Americans disapprove of athletes protesting during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Some athletes have been refusing to stand during the national anthem as a protest of the treatment of blacks by police.

The poll by Quinnipiac University shows that white Americans of all ages disapprove of the protests by a margin of 63 percent to 30 percent.

Hispanic Americans disapprove of the protests by a smaller margin, 45 percent to 36 percent.

Black Americans of all ages approve of the protests by wide margins, 74 percent to 17 percent.

Overall, more than half of Americans — 54 percent — disapprove of the protests while 38 percent approve.

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