Tarry for the Nonce

July 12, 2005

Dissing the Marleys

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 1:51 pm

Do you 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.

I figure the older people just don’t want to have the bother of coming back.

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2 Comments

  1. I figure the older people just don’t want to have the bother of coming back.

    If you’ve already crossed over, what in heaven’s [::giggle::] name would you want to come back for?

    Comment by auntlori — July 12, 2005 @ 2:58 pm

  2. Stats like this always make me sad. I guess it’s a sign of progress that a few hundred years ago, those numbers would have been 100%. Still, to believe in haunted houses and ghosts in this day and age…

    Comment by Mark — July 13, 2005 @ 10:13 am


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