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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Poll: 1 in 3 believe in ghosts

Yes, but what about vampires? From Editor and Publisher:

NEW YORK Gallup reports today that its latest poll found that one in three Americans “believe in ghosts.” The numbers: 32% of all adults say they believe that “ghosts/spirits of dead people can come back,” while 48% do not, and 19% are unsure. An even larger number of Americans believe that houses can be haunted, with 37% holding that position, 46% saying no, and 16% not sure. There's an ideological twist, with 42% of liberals saying they believe in ghosts--but only 25% of conservatives and 35% of moderates saying this. Belief in ghosts declines with age, with 45 of those 18 to 29 sticking to that, while only 22% of those 65 and over holding that view. The poll was based on interviews with 1,002 adults, with a plus or minus 3% sampling error.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it much easier to believe in ghosts then in creationism. And yet a majority of Americans believe in creationism. Weird...

7/13/2005 02:07:00 PM  

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