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Monday, December 14, 2009

Not Exactly Earthshaking

From the Washington Examiner:

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

A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals some startling differences between Republicans and Democrats on issues of spirituality and supernatural phenomenon.

The study, "Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths," reports that a significant number of Americans practice a mixture of religious beliefs, and "many also blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs such as reincarnation, astrology and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects." The report is not specifically about partisan differences, but the results of the study are broken down by party affiliation, among many other categories. And the news on that front is that Democrats are far more likely to believe in supernatural phenomenon than Republicans.
If people will believe Al Gore's infantile babbling on global warming, that we went to war in Iraq only for the oil or in the efficacy of any and all legislation passed or being considered by Congress this session, it hardly requires an additional leap of faith to believe in astrology or reincarnation.

(h/t For What It's Worth.)

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