A new survey in Britain shows that 70 percent believe in the human soul and 53 percent believe in life after death. Conducted last fall for the think tank Theos, the survey also showed:
- 39 percent believe in ghosts
- 27 percent believe in reincarnation
- 22 percent believe in astrology or horoscopes
- 15 percent believe in fortune telling by Tarot cards
"The enlightenment optimism in the ability of science and reason to explain everything ended decades ago,” says Theos director Paul Woolley. "The extent of belief will probably surprise people, but the finding is consistent with other research we have undertaken. The results indicate that people have a very diverse and unorthodox set of beliefs.”
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