What Percentage of People Believe in Superstitions?


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As of 2015, as many as 25 percent of Americans believe in common superstitions, such as the number seven being lucky, knocking on wood preventing bad luck and the unluckiness of walking under a ladder. Forty percent believe in extrasensory perception, and 80 percent believe in a supernatural entity.

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Superstitious behaviors and beliefs are most prevalent in younger generations and lessen in older generations - cut nearly in half. Women are more superstitious than men, at 37 and 29 percent respectively. Studies also indicate that 63 percent of Americans claim to have experienced déjà vu, 30 percent believe in telepathy and 18 percent claim to have communicated with the dead. Miracles are a popular superstition, with 75 percent of the population reporting belief.

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