Forty-three Percent of Americans Credit Divine Intervention for Tim Tebow's Success

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A new poll by Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
A new poll by Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
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A new poll by Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
    A new poll by Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
    
A new poll by Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
    A new poll by Poll Position found that 43% of Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
  • As Tim Tebow-mania rages, Poll Position wanted to know how many Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
    As Tim Tebow-mania rages, Poll Position wanted to know how many Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
    As Tim Tebow-mania rages, Poll Position wanted to know how many Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.
    As Tim Tebow-mania rages, Poll Position wanted to know how many Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.

Atlanta, Ga. – January 12, 2012  – As Tim Tebow-mania rages, Poll Position wanted to know how many Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos quarterback.

Tebow is a devout Christian who often prays on the field during games.

After Tebow led the Broncos to an overtime playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh attributed the victory to divine intervention in favor of Tebow, triggering a discussion about whether God took sides in the game.

Poll Position asked Americans in a nationwide scientific survey if they are aware of the success of Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow and (Among those aware of Tebow’s success) if they believe that any of Tim Tebow’s success can be attributed to divine intervention.

Seventy percent of respondents said they knew of Tebow’s success, 15% said they hadn’t and 16% expressed no opinion on the question.

Among those aware of the Tebow phenomenon, 43% said they believed divine intervention was at least partly responsible for his success. Forty-two percent disagreed, and 14% expressed no opinion.

See a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation in crosstabs for these polls at:

http://media.pollposition.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Position-crosstabs-Tebow-awareness.pdf

http://media.pollposition.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Poll-Position-crosstabs-divine-intervention.pdf.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,076 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 10, 2012.  Among the 1,076 respondents to the Tebow awareness question, 756 answered yes, with only that 756 responding to the second question.  The margin error for each poll question is +/- 3%.  Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think? Do you believe that any of Tim Tebow's success can be attributed to divine intervention? Vote in our online companion poll and comment at http://pollposition.com/2012/01/12/43-god-helps-tebow-win/.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation.

Learn more about Poll Position’s polling methodology at http://pollposition.com/2011/09/26/our-polling-methodology/.

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