WHIO’s National Anthem poll results are in

WHIO’s National Anthem poll results are in
In this Sept. 25, 2017, photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a for the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. President Donald Trump's clash with the scores of professional football players who knelt during the "Star Spangled Banner" last weekend has set off a heated debate over proper etiquette during the national anthem. But throughout the world, flags, anthems and other national symbols can often divide as much as they unify, especially in countries with large religious or ethnic divisions. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Polls show the majority of people think NFL players should stand for the national anthem before football games.

The issue remains at the forefront of the national conversation. But the backlash of President Trump’s statement attacking NFL players for their protests led to the largest number of players taking the knee or standing with arms linked in solidarity for Sunday games during the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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We asked, and you answered the question: “Should NFL players be required to stand during the national anthem?”

  • 69 percent: Yes. It's a sign of respect
  • 23 percent: No. It's free speech
  • 8 percent: It doesn't make a difference