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A new poll shows many Americans still disapprove of athletes protesting the national anthem

A majority of those surveyed don’t back First Amendment rights for athletes The 2016 calendar year has seen a revival of athlete activism unlike anything since the days of Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali and others in the 20th century. But even with continued protests about police brutality, Americans still don’t approve of protest in the field of athletics. A new Quinnipiac University poll released this week details that 54 percent of Americans polled disagree with this form of activism, despite a 4-1 approval rating from black adults.
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