During last Tuesday’s broadcast of the game show “Jeopardy,” all three contestants were unable to answer a question related to the most widely-used Christian prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, NBC News reported.
The $200 question asked contestants to fill in the omitted word from Matthew 6:9, “Our Father, which art in heaven, ________________ be thy name.”
The answer is “hallowed.” But not one of the contestants knew it. The three contestants stood silent until the timer dinged and host Mayim Bialik gave them the answer.
Unsurprisingly, Jeopardy fans took to Twitter to express their surprise that not one contestant could complete the opening of the Lord’s Prayer.
Last year, a survey by CivicScience, a consumer analytics platform, found that while a significant number of young people watch Jeopardy, the majority of Jeopardy viewers, more than 60 percent, are over 35 years old.
However, in recent years, young people, both in the United States and worldwide, are less likely to practice a religious faith, according to a 2018 survey from the Pew Research Center.
In 2019, Pew found that the number of Americans who claim to be Christian has been declining sharply over the last ten years.
Even so, some Jeopardy viewers who aren’t Christians were noting on Twitter that they still knew the answer was “Hallowed.”
According to the UK Daily Mail, Twitter users erupted again at the end of last Tuesday’s Jeopardy, complaining that the final Jeopardy question was too easy.
The question asked for the name of the actor who starred in two movies that spawned the top two best-selling soundtracks in 1978.
The answer was actor John Travolta who, in 1978, starred in both “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease.”
Only one of the three contestants got the final Jeopardy question correct.