Poll: Americans find public calls for prayer amid national tragedies 'helpful'

 February 6, 2023

A recent poll revealed that most Americans believe that public calls for prayer are "helpful."

The Summit.org/McLaughlin and Associates survey released this week found that calls for prayer after a national tragedy are important to Americans.

"The survey asked respondents how they feel about public calls for prayer after a national tragedy, in light of the 'outpouring of prayer' for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest on the field during a Monday Night Football game in Cincinnati. He was released from the hospital roughly one week after the near-tragedy," reports Breitbart.

"Sixty-seven percent said calls for national prayer are 'helpful,' while 20 percent said they are pointless and 13 percent did not know or refused to answer," reported Breitbart.

"Earlier this month, the Buffalo Bills confirmed that Hamlin and family were present at the divisional round matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals," added Breitbart.

"However, that appearance triggered rumors and speculation that the individual was not Hamlin but a body double given the fact that no one could see the player’s face in the footage. Bills QB Josh Allen, who said Hamlin’s medical emergency served as a “spiritual awakening” in his walk with Christ, sharply dismissed the speculation," reports Breitbart.

"Yeah, that’s stupid," Allen said. "…One, that’s Damar’s swag… he likes wearing that. Two, he was in the locker room with us pregame."

Source: Breitbart