Holy Tebow: Partisan divide
Democrats and Republicans disagree on the question of whether God is helping make Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow a winner.
Tebow is a devout Christian renowned for praying frequently on the playing field.
Our national scientific poll results disclosed yesterday found 43% of Americans aware of Tebow’s success said they attributed it at least partly to Divine Intervention – survey results later reported by hundreds of news outlets.
Digging deeper into results of our poll on Tebow, we see there’s a partisan divide over whether God is helping Tebow win.
Among the 70% of Americans who say they know of Tebow’s success, here’s how people by political affiliation responded to this question: “Do believe that any of Tim Tebow’s success can be attributed to Divine Intervention?”
– Republicans: 54% yes, 32% no, and 14% no opinion.
– Democrats: 38% yes, 48% no, 14% no opinion.
– Independents: 35% yes, 49% no, 16% no opinion.
Overall, the national average response (as reported yesterday): 43% yes, 42% no, 14% no opinion.
We put these two questions to Americans in our nationwide scientific survey:
1. Are you aware of the success of Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow?
2. (Among those aware of Tebow’s success) Do 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.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,076 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 8, 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.
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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. Here are the crosstabs for the two poll questions:
You can learn more about our polling methodology here.