Poll: Majority believe kneeling during national anthem is 'appropriate'

Fifty-three percent of registered voters believe it is appropriate for athletes to kneel during the national anthem at sports events, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

By contrast, 47 percent of voters in the July 26-27 survey say it is inappropriate.

The survey found a majority of Democratic voters and independent voters said kneeling during the national anthem was appropriate, at 76 percent and 52 percent, respectively.

However, 73 percent of Republican voters disagreed.

Support among minority voters in the poll reached majority levels compared to non-minority voters.

Eighty-six percent of Black voters and 68 percent of Hispanic voters believe it is appropriate for athletes to kneel during the national anthem at sports events.

By contrast, 43 percent of white voters agreed.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 948 registered voters between July 26 and 27. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.18 percentage points.

— Gabriela Schulte