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BBC NEWS | UK | Most Britons 'believe in heaven'
The survey of 2,060 people showed 55% believe in heaven, while 53% believe in life after death and 70% believe in the human soul.

It also suggested that nearly four in 10 people, 39%, believe in ghosts and 27% believe in reincarnation.

A further 22% believe in astrology or horoscopes and 15% believe in fortune telling or Tarot.

The think tank said the findings were "especially striking" when compared to the 1950s.

Then only 10% of the public told Gallup that they believed in ghosts and just 2% thought they had seen one.

In 1951, only 7% of people said they believed in predicting the future by cards and 6% by stars.
religion  education  superstition 
april 2009 by andrewducker
Magical Thinking
Even hard-core skeptics can't help but find sympathy in the fabric of the universe—and occasionally try to pull its strings.
culture  magic  psychology  religion  skepticism  superstition 
april 2008 by andrewducker

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