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Friday, October 26, 2007

Liberals, Ghosts, UFOs, and the Iraq War

This AP story explains it all:
By 31 percent to 18 percent, more liberals than conservatives report seeing a specter.

Fourteen percent, mostly men and lower-income people, say they have seen a UFO.

Spells and witchcraft are more readily believed by urban dwellers, minorities and lower-earning people. Those who find credibility in ESP are more likely to be better educated and white, 51 percent of college graduates compared to 37 percent with a high school diploma or less, about the same proportion by which white believers outnumber minorities.

To put the roughly one-third who believe in ghosts and UFOs in perspective, it's about the same as, in recent AP-Ipsos polls, the 36 percent who said they are baseball fans; the 37 percent who said the U.S. made the right decision to invade Iraq; and the 31 percent who approve of the job President Bush is doing.

How people fall for pseudo-scientific quasi-spiritualism, I don't know.

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