Who will win Sunday's Super Bowl? God only knows -- literally. Or so say nearly 3-in-10 Americans in a new survey.
The Public Religion Institute found that 27 percent of those polled in its January tracking survey believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins sports events.
In the football-lovin' South, an even greater percentage -- 36 percent -- think the Almighty has a stake in the outcome of games on the field.
The survey also found that a majority of Americans -- 53 percent -- do agree that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success. Forty-two percent said no way that's right.
But there's also this finding: 41 percent of those surveyed said they watch sports at least once a week, while only 37 percent said they go to a house of worship at least once a week.
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A random sample of 1,033 adults were interviewed Jan. 16-20. Margin of error: 3.5 percentage points.
-- Tim Funk
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Posted by Tim Funk at 3:16 PM