Poll: Majority See Why Washington DC NFL Team’s Name is Offensive

The poll was commissioned by the Oneida Indian Nation.

By Jamilah King Oct 17, 2013

The Oneida Indian Nation commissioned a poll to prove what’s increasingly becoming clear: a majority of people can see why the Washington D.C. NFL team’s name is offensive.

According to the poll, 59 percent of adults surveyed in the Washington region think that American Indians would have a right to feel offended if called "redskin." 

Th poll also found that 55 percent of adults in the region would not support the team any less if the club finally decided to change its name. The NFL and the Oneidas will meet in coming weeks and 77 percent of survey respondents said that team owner Daniel Snyder should attend.

(h/t USA Today)