Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The God of Sports

Does God determine who wins sporting events? Twenty-seven percent of Americans say yes, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. An even larger share of the public--the 53 percent majority, in fact--thinks God rewards athletes who have faith.

The belief that God is involved in sporting events is stronger in the South than anywhere else. Thirty-six percent of southerners believe God decides who wins. Sixty-one percent believe God rewards athletes who have faith.

Source: Public Religion Research Institute, Nearly 3-in-10 Americans Say God Plays a Role in Outcomes of Sports Events

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