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New Poll Shows Attitudes Toward Children Playing Football

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A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows that 40% of adults surveyed would rather have their children play a sport other than football because of concussion concerns, meaning that 60% of adult respondents to the poll said they would have no problem if their child wanted to play organized football.

The survey also broke down the responses by income group. For example, about 25% of people who make $30,000 or less said they would encourage their child to play another sport. However, about 50% of those who made $75,000 or more said that they would encourage their child to play another sport.

With all the recent medical reports and coverage on the link between football helmets and concussion risks, the poll also revealed that a sizable number of respondents still think positively about the NFL. In fact, only about 20% who responded say that NFL has not taken meaningful action to prevent or reduce concussions in their plays.

This survey got responses from 800 adults.

Those numbers are out just as another recent survey found 85% of NFL players surveyed (320) said they would play in the Super Bowl with a concussion.

Former NFL Safety Ronnie Lott weighed in on the new Wall Street Journal poll. Watch his appearance on Good Day in the second video above.

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