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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

YOUTH SPORTS: In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren't comfortable with their child playing football. Photo: Associated Press

KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer

Nearly half of parents say they’re not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

A majority, however, say they haven’t prevented their child from playing the game they love.

In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren’t comfortable with their child playing football. Only five percent, though, said they have discouraged their child from playing in the last two years as concern over head injuries has increased in all levels of the game.

The AP-GfK poll was conducted from July 24-28. It included interviews with 1,044 adults and has a sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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