Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/1/13
A lot of times people wonder what helps decide a football game.  Is it the preparation, who has the better coaching, or athletes maybe? Off The Bench via The Public Religious Research Institute says that one in four American’s think God helps decide the outcome of football games. 53% of Americans think god only rewards athletes who believe or worship him.  Here are some other revealing stats. Roughly 4-in-10 minority Christians (40%) and white evangelical Protestants (38%) agree that God does play a role in the outcome of a sporting event, compared to less than 3-in-10 (29%) Catholics, less than 1-in-5 (19%) white mainline Protestants, and approximately 1-in-10 (12%) religiously unaffiliated Americans. More than one-third (36%) of Americans who live in the South agree that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, compared to nearly 3-in-10 (28%) Americans who live in the Midwest, 1-in-5 (20%) Americans who live in the Northeast, and 15% of Americans who live in the West. More than three-quarters (76%) of Americans agree that public high schools should be allowed to sponsor prayer before football games. Any thoughts from my readers?  
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