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Native Americans: Debate Over the Washington Redskins' Name Change

May 30, 2017

In 2016, the Washington Post released the National Survey of Native Americans poll of an unusual sample of 504 Native American adults. This survey highlights the issues related to the professional football team in the Washington, D.C. metro area that calls itself the Washington Redskins. The study examines opinions regarding the Washington Redskins team name change, offensiveness of the team name, feelings about the word “redskin” as well as Native American imagery in sports.

Explore related questions that reveal public concerns regarding the Washington Redskins from other national opinion polls in the Roper Center iPoll database asked since 1992.

See also the Washington Post: Stadium poll of adult residents of Washington, DC and Virginia from 1992 in in the Roper Center archive.

Anna Arzrumtsyan is a data processor at the Roper Center.