To many Americans, being patriotic means being white

… Within the social science literature on intergroup relations, Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto’s influential theory of social dominance argues that politically dominant groups — like whites in the United States — effectively claim “ownership of the nation.” According to this theory, “nationality and ethnicity are complementary because their power […] Read more »

How Do Americans Feel About The NFL Protests? It Depends On How You Ask.

The debate over NFL player protests was reignited on Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early after a number of players on the visiting San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem. (At least one player on the team has kneeled during the anthem every […] Read more »

This is what millennials think about the NFL protests

Last week, polling data suggested that most Americans think athletes shouldn’t protest during the national anthem. That average, of course, masks tremendous variation in attitudes. And our data, from the GenForward Survey, show that a far larger share of young people — 54 percent — support athletes protesting police brutality […] Read more »

Focus Group Reveals Democrats ‘Have a Lot of Work to Do’ With Black Millennials

“Angry,” “exasperated,” “worried,” “stressed” and “scared” were the responses from back-to-back focus groups here of a combined 20 African-American millennials, who were asked to describe how they feel about American politics. These young voters from a key 2016 battleground state also expressed deep pessimism about the political process and their […] Read more »

The NFL Protests May Be Unpopular Now, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll End That Way

… We don’t have any polling specifically about Trump’s recent NFL comments, but a Quinnipiac University poll from 2016 found that only 38 percent of those surveyed approved of players choosing not to stand during the anthem. But while these NFL protests may be unpopular right now, particularly with white […] Read more »