Numbers Don't Lie

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Can we communicate with the dead ?

Americans have always seemed fascinated by the idea of communicating with spirits in another world. Who else can make movies like Ghost? According to a recent study by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, 20% of Americans believe that the living can communicate with the dead. In an online survey of 10,000 Beliefnet members, 77% said they'd felt the presence of a spirit, angel or dead soul.
Both the survey results and the TV statistics indicate that women are more likely to believe it's possible to interact with the spirit world. 46% of women surveyed believed that "the souls of the dead protect the living as spirit guides," compared with 27% of men. Women were also more likely than men to believe that "the dead can hear our prayers or intercede with God on our behalf."

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Blogger Jen said...

I wonder what the other 73% of men think spirits are doing, if not listening to prayers, interceding for us, or serving as guides? It seems like a lot of work for someone who should be resting in peace, right?

5:22 AM

 
Blogger Mike said...

Yes we can. They just don't communicate back.

8:20 PM

 
Blogger Ravel Mondo y su Deus Ex Machina said...

TRY IT YOURSELF! IT IS FREE. THEN YOU'LL KNOW IF IT'S A FACT OR NOT.

11:32 PM

 

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