Poll: Americans Want National Anthem Alone To Be Played Before NFL Games

by Seth Udinski
Poll: Americans Want National Anthem AloneTo Be Played Before NFL Games

Seth Udinski, FISM News


The NFL recently announced that it will play the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” widely regarded as the “Black National Anthem,” along with the Star Spangled Banner before every NFL game. The song was first played at an NFL game at the Super Bowl in 2020, which resulted in controversy.

This is part of a recent social justice initiative in which the NFL is investing a reported $250 million.  Despite the obvious discrimination behind this decision, many on the left believe that the Star Spangled Banner does not appropriately represent the black community and feel that the black community needs its own “national anthem.”

Despite the left’s arguments, the majority of Americans disagree.  According to a poll from Newt Gingrich’s American Majority Project, 61% of Americans believe that only the Star Spangled Banner should be played before NFL Games.  43% strongly agree, while 17% agree somewhat. According to the poll 28% disagree, and 11% are unsure.  Further data shows that 64% of Republicans and 58% of Independents agreed with the sentiment.

Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin and McLaughlin Associates, the firm that partnered with Gingrich on the poll, echoed the sentiment of many Americans across the political spectrum.  He said,

The National Anthem is typically a uniting, not dividing force. It’s something most Americans agree on. It’s something we should all agree on, and this poll shows that.

Hopefully the NFL will exhibit some common sense and realize the division they will cause and encourage by playing a supposed “separate but equal” national anthem before all games.


Equalizer September 9, 2021 - 8:42 PM

We don’t need a black anthem. We are one America and not a black or a white America. If the blacks don’t like it here then maybe they should leave
This is just another attempt to do idea America. A lot of decent blacks i know do not agree with this hypocrisy.

Equalizer September 9, 2021 - 8:44 PM

This is a shame that the NFL has to ruin football. Ive watched my last game.

Bob September 10, 2021 - 9:14 AM

What about a mexican national anthem, and oriental one too. More white people are killed by police every year than black people. No NFL for me again this year. Goodbye Directv

X September 17, 2021 - 10:36 AM

Is there an anthem for the disabled too?

James September 11, 2021 - 5:36 PM

One nation under God. One national anthem.

Arnold Siirila September 12, 2021 - 11:27 AM

I quit watching NFL because it bows down to this kind of garbage

Zack October 6, 2021 - 7:59 PM

I completely agree. I have not watched a football game since 2019 because of this stupidity. What the NFL does not seem to realize that in bowing down to some radicals they LOSE more support then they gain. I don’t watch or attend games. They lose money because they can not sell me anything and neither can their sponsors. Also, I will not wear the team cap or team shirt until they correct their error. Maybe when a team goes bankrupt they will realize their mistake.

Craig A Bohling September 12, 2021 - 1:48 PM

Its all political BS!!!!!!!!! Enough already with the black this and that. We are all Americans, under ONE country, ONE flag and ONE anthem…..period.

Natalie BerrimanPaulsen September 12, 2021 - 8:27 PM

Once again you have been political in the NFL. We are on nation under GOD which means EVERYONE including our black Americans. No football again this year. No buying football gear. Once again NFL you let America down. in a big way. Just let American enjoy the game without politics!

Dan Harbeck September 19, 2021 - 2:13 PM

I hope enough people boycott the NFL for life. Hurt them real bad in the pocketbook!! I’ll never watch again.

Mark Wood September 30, 2021 - 11:32 AM

I was looking forward to football coming back but once again the NFL chose to be political. It’s going to be another year without pro football in this house. All the NFL is doing is dividing NOT bringing together.


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