Spooky Poll Results

10.27.07 | Comment?

Painting of a water witch

A recent Ipsos/Associated Press poll (Conducted October 16-18, involved telephone interviews with 1,013 adults and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points) revealed that 19% of Americans believe in witchcraft and spells…But the fun doesn’t stop there, 1 in 3 Americans believe in ghosts. In a CNN article about the poll, a man revealed that he shot a ghost when he was 10 years old only to discover a bullet hole in his new white shirt and angry parents!

Here’s the kicker, 48% of Americans believe in extra-sensory perception (ESP) – the ability to acquire information by paranormal means independent of any known physical senses or deduction from previous experience.

Alleged photo of a ghost

Despite numerous claims and scientific tests, there is no credible, repeatable evidence that such phenomena exist.

Now for the sad part of the story, more people believe in ghosts than believe in President Bush. The latest AP/Ipsos poll show a 31% favorable rating for Bush while 34% of American’s believe in ghosts and 48% believe in ESP. That has to be a legitimate haunting feeling for us all…

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