One in four U.S. citizens believe God plays a role in determining which team wins sports contests. And a majority said God also favors athletes who live successful, faithful lives.
With the Super Bowl just over a week away, 26% of U.S. citizens and 27% of sports fans say God has a big hand in determining the victors of sporting events, according to a recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service.
68% of Protestants think God also favors athletes who live successful, faithful lives.
25% of Americans said they were more likely to be in church on any given Sunday than watching football, the survey said.
But 25% also said they were likely to do both on Sundays. Men were more likely to be watching football than attending church (24% versus 17%).
One things for certain, God cares about people and people play sports. However, it seems to reason that God can accomplish His purpose in the lives of athletes whether they win or lose.