Does God Reward Faithful Athletes?

Coinciding with the Seattle Seahawks’ NFC Championship win on Sunday, a Duracell commercial featuring fullback Derrick Coleman, who is deaf, and his unlikely rise to become a pro-football player has gone viral. Coleman said during an interview with FOX Sports following the commercial's release, "I always say that God blessed me." According to PRRI’s January Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, 48 percent of Americans agree that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and suc … [Read more...]

Is Marijuana More Dangerous than Alcohol?

Today's Buzz covers the ongoing debate over legalizing marijuana, a look at the newest hot spot for illegal crossings into the United States, and global unemployment in 2013. … [Read more...]

As Americans Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Racial Disparities Remain

Today's Buzz covers the minimum wage, Americans' satisfaction with the economy, and likelihood of tuning in to watch the Super Bowl! … [Read more...]

Will You Tune In? Expected Viewership of the Super Bowl, World Cup and Winter Olympics

When it comes to watching sports, football remains the undisputed favorite among Americans. Roughly four times as many Americans report football is their favorite sport to watch (39 percent) as say the same about basketball (10 percent), baseball (9 percent), soccer (7 percent), or ice hockey (7 percent). So it comes as no surprise that more than 7-in-10 (72 percent) of Americans say they’re likely to watch the Super Bowl, including a slim majority (51 percent) who say they’re very likely to wat … [Read more...]

Do Sports Rituals Work?

PRRI’s latest poll, which examines whether people believe the supernatural is at play in sports, finds that roughly 1-in-5 (21 percent) sports fans say they perform some ritual before or while watching their favorite team. Roughly two-thirds (66 percent) of rituals center around wearing team jerseys or clothing with the team’s color, while nearly one-quarter (24 percent) involve some type of activity, such as dancing in a circle, sitting in the same seat, or giving a pep talk to the tel … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Game-Time Good Luck Ritual? 1-in-5 American Sports Fans Does!

Today's Buzz covers pre-game and game-time rituals of sports fans, a renewed debate on the death penalty, and where America's wealthiest residents live! … [Read more...]

Half of Americans See Supernatural Forces at Play in Sports

Today's Buzz covers state leaders' stances on abortion, Christian martyrdom around the world, and physician-assisted suicide. … [Read more...]

A Supernatural Super Bowl?

As the 2014 Super Bowl approaches, half of all sports fans see some aspect of the supernatural at play in sports, meaning they either pray to God to help their team, have thought their team was cursed at some point in time, or believe that God plays a role in determining the outcome of sporting events. … [Read more...]

Does Having a Bad Father Make You an Atheist?

Today's Buzz covers Hillary Clinton's political future, a new study on political identification, and an awesome collection of global maps! … [Read more...]

TSA Reports 20 Percent Increase in Number of Guns Found on Travelers in 2013

Today's Buzz covers the effect of reality television on teen pregnancies, how marijuana plantations in California could be harming the state's salmon population, and the origins behind some popular Jewish surnames! … [Read more...]


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