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Wilder School Poll Finds Split on Kneeling During Anthem

Some NFL players continue to kneel in during the National Anthem. The Wilder School’s Office of Public Policy Outreach polled Virginians to see if they favor a rule prohibiting public school teams from kneeling.

Dr. Robyn McDougal is director of the outreach office. He said, “About half the citizens of the Commonwealth do not like the idea of the VHSL or, more importantly, the General Assembly to allow or deny high school athletes the right to protest the national anthem.”

45% said they support a prohibition. “And when you look at the demographic breakdown, we see minority respondents much more likely to oppose such a bill or such an idea. The Northern Virginia area had the highest proportion at 61% opposing adopting such a policy.”

Dr. McDougal pointed out, at this point no one in the legislature has proposed a bill one way or the other.