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Praying your way to victory
America's endorsement of religion's place in sports — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
 
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27
Percentage of Americans who believe God plays a role in the outcome of sporting events

53
Percentage who believe God rewards faithful athletes with good health and success

50
Percentage who approve of athletes expressing their faith by thanking God on the field

Source: Public Religion Research Institute 

 

 

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