Do you believe in Ghosts?
45% of People Believe in Ghosts.
I always welcome the many people come up to me and say, “I have never told anyone about this but…”, and then they go on to share their experiences with the supernatural. After a short time, I came to the conclusion that the prevelance of experiences with ghosts was far greater than one would expect. Just recently I ran across this survey article written by Lee Spiegel of the Huffington Post that confirms my own conclusions. The following article was edited for space.
A Spooky Number of Americans Believe In Ghosts.
Your mommy and daddy might have told you there are no such things as ghosts. But nearly half the country thinks otherwise. A HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. The idea of ghosts as hopeful evidence of life after death goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, where it was commonly believed that death was merely a transition to some mysterious netherworld of another existence. While skeptics deny the existence of ghosts, claiming there’s no real evidence, polls and surveys have shown the public strongly disagrees. Of the 1,000 adults interviewed Dec. 17-18, the HuffPost/YouGov poll revealed 45 percent believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. When asked if they believe there’s a life after death, 64 percent responded Yes. While 59 percent of adults don’t believe they’ve ever actually seen a ghost, 43 percent also don’t think that ghosts or spirits can harm or interact with living people.
CBS News 2009 Study
The results aren’t far off from previous polls, including a CBS News 2009 study, which showed that “nearly half of Americans say they believe in ghosts, or that the dead can return in certain places and situations.” That poll also revealed that 78 percent of Americans believe in life after death. The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Dec. 17-18 among 1,000 U.S. adults. The poll used a sample selected from YouGov’s opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.
So, are you part of the group that just believes, or are you part of the group that has had an experience? Share your story with us…if you dare.
Michael “the Ghost Guy”