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25% Believe in Ghosts

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This Halloween, one-in-four Americans is wary of a mysterious looming presence, and it’s not the NSA.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% of American Adults believe in ghosts. Sixty-five percent (65%) don’t, but another 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 27-28, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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