A recent telephone poll found that more than a quarter of Americans believe God "plays a role in determining which team wins" in sporting events. With millions of Americans getting ready for Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, what better time to see what our listeners and readers believe?

First, here's a breakdown of what this poll found.

Asked if they believe God plays a role in who wins, 27% of Americans said yes. Poll results varied among regions and religions: 36% said yes in the South, 28% in the Midwest, 20% in the Northeast and 15% in the West.


Among nonwhite Christians and white evangelicals, 40% and 38% said yes, respectively; 29% of Catholics and 19% of white mainline Protestants also responded that God plays a role.

So, what say you East Texas?