Sky Data poll: 44% think Liam Neeson was right to admit he wanted to kill black person

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More people think Liam Neeson was right rather than wrong to admit once having violent thoughts about killing a black person, a Sky Data poll reveals.

The Northern Irish actor admitted in an interview that in the past he had sought an opportunity to kill a black man in a revenge attack after a friend was raped.

He went on to say that he regretted it, and that “revenge just leads to more revenge.”

Some 44% think he was right to make the admission, while 30% think he was wrong – 19% answered neither, with 6% unsure.

Former England footballer John Barnes told Sky News that the actor “deserves a medal” for his honesty, but he has been strongly condemned by many others.

There is little to suggest his admission will affect whether people watch his films – 12% say they are less likely to watch his films following the comments, but 8% think they are now more likely, with 74% saying it will make no difference.

Sky Data interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,463 Sky customers by SMS on 5 February 2019. Data are weighted to the profile of the population. Sky Data is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

For full Sky Data tables, please click here.

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