Despite Domestic Violence Outcry, 90% Of Americans Still Watch NFL

So much for outrage

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell / AP

A new NBC News/Marist poll shows that despite outrage surrounding the NFL's response to domestic violence, the United States may have just shrugged it off.

Nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL has not changed how much they feel about America's most-watched sport, compared to 11 percent that say they're less likely to watch. Three percent said they are more likely to watch.

Less than a third of the country thinks NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be forced to resign.

But a majority of Americans–six in 10–say they disapprove of the way the NFL handled the domestic-violence allegations.

The poll comes following a series of controversies beginning with a video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his now-wife unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator. Rice has since been released from the Ravens and suspended from the league indefinitely.

Since then, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson has been indicted for punishing his four-year-old son by beating him with a switch, and the Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife.