Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
WTOP 103.5 FM today announced the results of its most recent “Beltway Poll” measuring the public’s opinion on the Washington Redskins name change controversy.
The poll, conducted by Heart and Mind Strategies, surveyed residents of the Washington Metropolitan Area and found that more than 60 percent believe the Washington Redskins should not change their name. In addition, a large majority of residents would not support a boycott of Redskins sponsors such as FedEx, and when it comes to Redskins’ tickets and merchandise, the name change controversy has not influenced their decision to buy.
The specific findings of the poll:
- 44% of residents have Native American friends
- 65% of residents consider themselves an NFL fan
- 42% say they’re a strong fan of the Washington Redskins, 34% are casual fans and 23% are not fans
- 39% believe the Washington Redskins should change their name and 61% believe they should not
- 63% say their opinion about the name change has not changed from a year ago
- 55% believe the name will eventually have to change
- 79% would not support a boycott of Redskins sponsors
- 72% don’t think the media should stop using the Redskins name
- 69% say the team name controversy has not influenced their decision to buy Redskins’ tickets or merchandise
The WTOP “Beltway Poll,” conducted by Heart and Mind Strategies, was created by polling 604 participants in the WTOP listening area from June 20-26, 2014. The comprehensive findings can be found online at http://www.wtop.com.
About Heart and Mind Strategies
Heart and Mind Strategies is a non-partisan market research consultancy based in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.heartandmindstrategies.com.
WTOP Radio has served the Washington region since 1926 and has been Washington’s all-news radio station since 1969. WTOP is the most widely listened-to radio station in the nation’s capital. WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM in the metro, 103.9 FM in Frederick, 107.7 FM to the South and West and worldwide at wtop.com. WTOP and its sister station Federal News Radio are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.