With Halloween solely days away, a brand new survey reveals 2 in 5 People consider ghosts exists, and 1 in 5 say they’ve really seen a ghost.
YouGov surveyed about 1,000 adults and found not all People consider supernatural creatures are simply comics and tall tales. About 43% of adults say they consider demons exists, and 8% to 9% mentioned werewolves and vampires exist.
The survey additionally took training under consideration: These with a postgraduate diploma have been much less prone to consider in supernatural beings. Relating to gender, the survey discovered ladies who accomplished a four-year diploma have been extra prone to consider in ghosts than males with the identical training stage.
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About 51% of Republicans believed demons are actual, whereas 34% of Democrats agreed. When it comes to precise ghost sightings, 20% of People declare they’ve seen one. However solely 11% say they’ve encountered a demon, and three% say they’ve seen a vampire.
This yr’s outcomes confirmed a slight drop in People who say ghosts are actual. In 2019, 4 in 10 People believed in ghosts, and greater than 46% agreed that supernatural beings exist. On this yr’s survey, about 41% of adults mentioned they consider in ghosts.
Whereas in 2019 14% of individuals believed in vampires, right now simply 11% agree. The previous survey confirmed barely extra adults believed in demons, with 45% saying they’re actual.
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