Q:

The professional football team in Washington calls itself the Washington Redskins. As a Native American, do you find that name offensive, or doesn’t it bother you?

Does not

bother

Offensive

Total Native Americans

9%

90%

Tribe member

10%

90%

9%

90%

Not tribe member

19%

80%

Liberal

8%

92%

Moderate

4%

96%

Conservative

13%

85%

College graduate

8%

91%

Some college

9%

91%

High school or less

Football fan

10%

90%

9%

90%

Not football fan

Heard about debate over changing Redskins team name . . .

10%

90%

Great deal

11%

89%

Good amount

13%

87%

Not much

3%

96%

Nothing

No opinion not shown

Q:

In general, do you feel the word ‘Redskin’ is disrespectful of Native Americans, or not?*

Disrespectful

Not disrespectful

21%

73%

TOTAL

6%

No opinion

20%

75%

Tribe

member

6%

No opinion

23%

71%

Not

tribe

member

6%

No opinion

*Asked of 340 respondents

Jan. 12-April 14, error margin

7 percentage points.

Q:

How important is the issue of the Redskins name to you personally — very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?

Not too

much

Not

at all

Some-

what

Very

10%

10%

23%

54%

Total

Tribe

member

10%

9%

27%

52%

Not tribe

member

10%

11%

20%

57%

No opinion not shown

Q:

How much have you heard about the debate over changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

Not too

much

Not

at all

Great

deal

Good

amount

22%

20%

32%

24%

Total

Tribe

member

23%

20%

35%

19%

Not tribe

member

22%

20%

29%

27%

No opinion not shown

Q:

How much, if at all, are you bothered by the use of Native American imagery in sports?

Not too

much

Not

at all

Great

deal

Good

amount

4%

3%

19%

73%

Total

Tribe

member

5%

5%

23%

66%

Not tribe

member

4%

2%

14%

79%

No opinion not shown

Note: Percentages may not add up to

100 percent because of rounding.

Q:

The professional football team in Washington calls itself the Washington Redskins. As a Native American, do you find that name offensive, or doesn’t it bother you?

Offensive

Does not bother

No opinion

Total Native Americans

Tribe member

Not tribe member

Liberal

Moderate

Conservative

College graduate

Some college

High school or less

Football fan

Not football fan

9%

90%

1%

10%

90%

1%

9%

90%

1%

19%

80%

1%

8%

92%

4%

96%

13%

85%

1%

8%

91%

1%

9%

91%

Less than 1%

10%

90%

9%

90%

1%

Heard about debate over changing Redskins team name . . .

Great deal

Good amount

Not much

Nothing

10%

90%

11%

89%

13%

87%

Less than 1%

3%

96%

1%

Q:

In general, do you feel the word ‘Redskin’ is disrespectful of Native Americans, or not?*

Disrespectful

Not disrespectful

21%

73%

20%

75%

23%

71%

Not

tribe

member

Tribe

member

TOTAL

6%

6%

6%

No opinion

No opinion

No opinion

Q:

How important is the issue of the Redskins name to you personally — very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?

Some-

what

No

opinion

Very

Not too

Not at all

10%

10%

23%

54%

2%

Total

Tribe member

Not tribe member

10%

9%

27%

52%

2%

10%

11%

20%

57%

2%

Q:

How much have you heard about the debate over changing the name of the Washington Redskins?

Great

deal

Not

too much

Not

at all

Good

amount

No

opinion

22%

20%

32%

24%

2%

Total

Tribe member

Not tribe member

23%

20%

35%

19%

2%

22%

20%

29%

27%

2%

Q:

How much, if at all, are you bothered by the use of Native American imagery in sports?

Great

deal

Not

too much

Not

at all

Good

amount

No

opinion

4%

3%

19%

73%

1%

Total

Tribe member

Not tribe member

5%

5%

23%

66%

1%

4%

2%

14%

79%

1%

*Asked of 340 respondents Jan. 12-April 14, error margin 7 percentage points.

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.

SOURCE: This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 16 to April 12 among a random national sample of 504 Native American adults. Interviews were conducted by live interviewers on conventional and cellular phones. The margin of sampling error for overall results is 5.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa. Full results and methodology are available at wapo.st/pollarchive. GRAPHIC: Scott Clement and Cristina Rivero - The Washington Post. Published May 19, 2016.