NFL Boycott: Public Opinion & Fake Social Media Accounts

  • Public opinion is split on the fight between President Trump and the NFL, with just over one-third approving of the NFL’s response. However, the majority of Americans do not believe players should be fired for protesting.
    • These sentiments vary widely by political persuasion, with Republicans much less supportive of the NFL and much more supportive of the idea of firing players for protesting.
  • The conversation on social media is mostly negative; 76% of conversations are negative, and
    67% are a call to action against the NFL.

    • Distribution of social media around #BoycottNFL is substantially grassroots.
    • However, 12.5% of all activity comes from suspected ‘bot’ accounts.

What Public Opinion Says


What Social Media is Saying

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