Acceptance for religious athletes

“Poll: Most Americans don’t mind religious athletes” © 2012 Religion News Service. Used with permission. October 10, 2012

A poll conducted by Grey Matter Research and Consulting shows that 49 percent of Americans see athletes’ public expressions of faith favorably; 32 percent don’t care, and 19 percent take a more negative view.

More than 1,000 American adults were polled about public displays of religion among professional athletes. Participants were asked about specific religious actions commonly displayed by religious athletes, including prayer after games, speaking about faith in interviews, and making religious signs, such as crossing oneself or pointing heavenward, on the field.

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