Does America Believe in ESP

January 13, 2011, 5:50 PM GMT+0

Many Americans believe in ESP: 48% in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll say they do, while 29% do not.  Women are more likely than man to believe, and Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe.

There is more belief in ESP than in ghosts or reincarnation (more Americans don't believe in them than do); but less belief in ESP than in deja vu.

In general, do you or don't you believe in the following things...
  Believe Don't believe Not sure
Extra-sensory eprception or ESP 48% 29% 23%
Ghosts 36% 42% 21%
Deja vu 56% 24% 20%
Reincarnation 21% 52% 27%

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