(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – The majority of the American people consider public calls for prayers after national tragedies to be “helpful,” according to a new public opinion poll.
Exactly two-thirds of Americans – or 67% – deem national prayer calls helpful, according to a recent survey by Summit.org and McLaughlin and Associates cited by Breitbart News.
In contrast, 20% of the respondents declared that national prayers over tragedies were pointless, while 13% weren’t sure or refused to answer.
The participants in the survey were asked how they viewed public calls for prayer after an “outpouring of prayer” for the health of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin.
Last month, Hamlin had a cardiac arrest on the field during a football game in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was discharged from the hospital a week later.
The poll discovered that Americans’ opinions on national prayer calls vary by generation.
Its results show that public prayers are deemed “helpful” by 77% of people over 65, 70% of those aged 56-65, and 68% between 41 and 55.
At the same time, only 55% of the youngest adult group, those aged 18-29, think national prayers are helpful, while 27% consider them pointless.
In the 30-40 age group, 62% think public prayers over tragedies are helpful, and 25% view them as pointless.
The poll by Summit.org and McLaughlin and Associates was conducted from January 19-23, 2023.
Last week, the Buffalo Bills confirmed that a recovering Damar Hamlin and his family attended the divisional-round matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Speculations have followed that the person at the game was not Hamlin, whose face wasn’t visible in the footage, but a body double.
“Yeah, that’s stupid. One, that’s Damar’s swag… he likes wearing that. Two, he was in the locker room with us pregame. So yes, that was Damar,” Bills QB Josh Allen said, rejecting the rumors.
That’s our guy. That’s our brother. He was with us — pregame, postgame. He was up in the suite with his family, his little brother, 100 percent. So people need to stop that s***,” Allen added.
Meanwhile, Hamlin posted a social media video update, saying he was grateful for all the public support he has received.
“I think it was important for me to wait and speak publicly at the right time, as it was just a lot to process within my own self mentally, physically, even spiritually… it’s just been a lot to process,” the recovering player stated.
“But I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of all the love, all the support, and everything that’s just been coming my way,” he said further.
“[What happened to me was a] direct example of God using me as a vessel to share my passion and my love directly from my heart with the entire world, and I’m able to give it back to kids and communities all across the world who need it the most, and that’s always been my dream,” Damlin declared.
What is your view? Do you believe in the power of prayer? Why or why not? Please share your opinion by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.
Most Americans believe public calls for prayer after a national tragedy are “helpful,” a https://t.co/JtqLhLSOqx and Associates survey released this week found. https://t.co/dllsn6Dg0o
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 6, 2023