The Sane Quarter (#occult #skepticism #paranormal #supernatural)

According to a Gallup poll, 73% of Americans believe in at least one of the 10 following things:
ESP, haunted houses, ghosts, telepathy, clairvoyance, astrology, communication with the dead, witches, reincarnation, or channeling. 
These really encompass two large categories of paranormal activity: life after death and superhuman ability (loosely inclusive of "witches", women who have superpowers that might include ESP, telepathy, and clairvoyance).  The former is merely wishful thinking and the latter is a result of the correlation fallacy.

It's discouraging, but not especially worrisome.  Personally, I think the very commonly held belief in Hell and the Devil are far more ridiculous than any of the above (except for maybe astrology). The good news is that 27% of Americans believe in none of them.  I hope that's accurate.  I would have put it closer to 10%.