On Tuesday, the Public Religion Research Institute released the results of its survey, in which they asked 1,033 Americans a range of questions involving religion, sports and the Super Bowl. Most of the findings were so unsurprising as to not even inspire a yawn from a tired youngster forced to read it by a parent with questionable child-rearing tactics.
A lot of Americans watch football. A lot of Americans go to church. Most Americans believe that going to church is more important than watching football. It doesn’t matter if Americans cheer for the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers or the Heavenly Host; they’ll probably watch the Super Bowl. America! Football! God! Super Bowl! Yeah!
Among the dull conclusions gathered by the survey was one stand-out: More than a quarter of those polled believed that “God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.”