Posts Tagged ‘religion in US’

Religion contributes more to the U.S. economy than Facebook, Google and Apple combined Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Religion is big business. Just how big? A new study, published Wednesday by a father-daughter researcher team, says religion is bigger than Facebook, Google and Apple — combined. The article in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion said that the annual revenues of faith-based enterprises — not just churches but hospitals, schools, charities and even Read more

Almost 3-in-10 Americans say God influences sports results Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Less than a week before Super Bowl XLVII, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are very (44%) or somewhat (22%) likely to watch the game this year. There are few divisions on this question by religious affiliation, age, or political affiliation; however, there are significant differences by race and gender. Black (78%) and white (69%) Read more

Praying for prosperity, or at least a Super Bowl win Comments 0

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

When it comes to tonight’s Super Bowl, 3 in 10 Americans are betting on God. A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that one-third of the country believes God plays a role in determining which team wins. And Americans are even more certain about the players themselves. A majority believe God rewards individual Read more