For the significant percentage of Americans who firmly believe God takes an active role in the outcome of sporting events, Super Bowl XLVII is likely to only reinforce that belief. After all, what else could the second half power outage, which left the eventual winners, the Baltimore Ravens’ side of the otherwise darkened Superdome brightly lit, mean? Clearly, a Super Power was smiling down on them.
Ahead of this year’s game, the Public Religion Research Institute released a survey of American beliefs regarding God’s direct involvement in sporting events. And on this week’s State of Belief Radio, Welton spoke to PRRI Founding CEO, Dr. Robert P. Jones, about the findings of that survey.