Fifty-two percent of Americans don't approve of NFL players kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner," while 38 percent are in favor of it, a new CBS/YouGov poll revealed.
Here are the highlights from the poll:
- 48 percent disapprove of President Donald Trump's criticism of the players' protest, compared to 38 percent who favored his harsh comments;
- 37 percent say Trump is trying to divide the country by singling out certain groups of people for criticism, while 36 percent say he is trying to unify the nation by telling everyone to respect the flag;
- 73 percent say the protesting football players are trying to call attention to racism;
- 88 percent say the flag and national anthem represent "a shared American heritage."
The poll, conducted Sept. 26-28, surveyed 1,335 Americans. It has a margin of error of 3.8 percent.
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