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Poll: Most Americans donít mind religious athletes

Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 2:44 p.m. MDT

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow signs autographs after practice at NFL football training camp in Cortland, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. A new poll shows that most Americans don't mind athletes expressing their faith publicly, and nearly 50 percent view it favorably.

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Our take: Tim Tebow became a household name last year for his devotion to his Christian faith and his team's wins. A new poll shows that most Americans don't mind athletes expressing their faith publicly, and nearly 50 percent view it favorably. Jeanie Groh discusses the survey on The Washington Post.

Tim Tebow can wear all the Bible verses he wants on his eye black: Most Americans dont mind professional athletes expressing their faith on and off the field, according to a new study.

A poll conducted by Grey Matter Research and Consulting shows that 49 percent of Americans see athletes public expressions of faith favorably; 32 percent dont care, and 19 percent take a more negative view.

Read more about the results of the poll on The Washington Post.

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