Democrats more likely to believe in ghosts

Ethel C. Fenig
Writing in the Washington Examiner about the results of a poll by the Pew Center on Religion and Public Life, Byron York may have stumbled upon why more Democrats than Republicans agree to programs that will leave our great-great grandchildren a massive public debt, believe in voodoo economics, predict a rosy future for programs that have no solid basis in facts, and other bizarre behavior.

New study: More Democrats than Republicans believe in ghosts, talking with the dead, fortunetellers

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. . .Democrats are far more likely to believe in supernatural phenomenon than Republicans."Conservatives and Republicans report fewer experiences than liberals or Democrats communicating with the dead, seeing ghosts and consulting fortunetellers or psychics," the Pew study says. For example, 21 percent of Republicans report that they have been in touch with someone who is dead, while 36 percent of Democrats say they have done so. Eleven percent of Republicans say they have seen a ghost, while 21 percent of Democrats say so. And nine percent of Republicans say they have consulted a fortuneteller, while 22 percent of Democrats have.

There's more. Seventeen percent of Republicans say they believe in reincarnation, while 30 percent of Democrats do. Fourteen percent of Republicans say they believe in astrology, while 31 percent of Democrats do. Fifteen percent of Republicans say they view yoga as a spiritual practice, while 31 percent of Democrats do. Seventeen percent of Republicans say they believe in spiritual energy, while 30 percent of Democrats do.

Gender and ethnic traits may account for some of these differences although the report doesn't draw any conclusions.

Having been in touch with a dead person is more common among women than men," the report says. "Women are also twice as likely to have consulted a fortuneteller or psychic. Blacks report more experience feeling in touch with the dead than whites or Hispanics. But they resemble whites and Hispanics on other items, such as encounters with a ghost or consulting a fortuneteller.

In the meantime, the Democrats will turn garbage into gold to pay for their government programs that will be so much more efficient that a tax increase will not be necessary while providing quality and affordable (fill in the blank) reform/service.

How do I know this? A fortune teller told me so. And I'm a prophet, I can see into the future.

Caspar is a friendly ghost, isn't he?

 


Writing in the Washington Examiner about the results of a poll by the Pew Center on Religion and Public Life, Byron York may have stumbled upon why more Democrats than Republicans agree to programs that will leave our great-great grandchildren a massive public debt, believe in voodoo economics, predict a rosy future for programs that have no solid basis in facts, and other bizarre behavior.

New study: More Democrats than Republicans believe in ghosts, talking with the dead, fortunetellers

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. . .Democrats are far more likely to believe in supernatural phenomenon than Republicans.

"Conservatives and Republicans report fewer experiences than liberals or Democrats communicating with the dead, seeing ghosts and consulting fortunetellers or psychics," the Pew study says. For example, 21 percent of Republicans report that they have been in touch with someone who is dead, while 36 percent of Democrats say they have done so. Eleven percent of Republicans say they have seen a ghost, while 21 percent of Democrats say so. And nine percent of Republicans say they have consulted a fortuneteller, while 22 percent of Democrats have.

There's more. Seventeen percent of Republicans say they believe in reincarnation, while 30 percent of Democrats do. Fourteen percent of Republicans say they believe in astrology, while 31 percent of Democrats do. Fifteen percent of Republicans say they view yoga as a spiritual practice, while 31 percent of Democrats do. Seventeen percent of Republicans say they believe in spiritual energy, while 30 percent of Democrats do.

Gender and ethnic traits may account for some of these differences although the report doesn't draw any conclusions.

Having been in touch with a dead person is more common among women than men," the report says. "Women are also twice as likely to have consulted a fortuneteller or psychic. Blacks report more experience feeling in touch with the dead than whites or Hispanics. But they resemble whites and Hispanics on other items, such as encounters with a ghost or consulting a fortuneteller.

In the meantime, the Democrats will turn garbage into gold to pay for their government programs that will be so much more efficient that a tax increase will not be necessary while providing quality and affordable (fill in the blank) reform/service.

How do I know this? A fortune teller told me so. And I'm a prophet, I can see into the future.

Caspar is a friendly ghost, isn't he?