According to a new poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans attribute it to just one thing: prayer.
Only 17 percent didn’t believed prayer played a role. The remaining six percent were unsure.
Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8 while at a constituent meeting outside a Tucson Safeway.
The 40-year-old congresswoman is expected to be moved to a rehabilitation center in Houston as early as Friday.
On Thursday, Giffords’ doctors said she moved her lips but they were not certain whether it was an attempt to speak. Her neurosurgeon said she was able to stand with assistance earlier this week and that it was possible she could walk in two months.
Those who believe prayer helped saved Giffords were most likely white born-again Christians (95 percent), those who regularly attend religious services (91 percent) and blacks (91 percent), the Fox News poll showed.
Eighty-four percent of Republicans agreed that prayer saved her life compared with 74 percent of Democrats.
Women were also more likely than men to attribute Giffords’ survival to prayer.