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UK favors belief in ghosts and ET over God

By T.K. Randall
October 29, 2014 · Comment icon 69 comments



People in the UK are more likely to believe in ghosts or aliens. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Jim Trottier
A new survey has revealed that more people in Britain believe in aliens and the paranormal than in God.
Interest in the unexplained has been on the rise in recent years to the point where the majority of people in some countries are more likely to believe in the paranormal than in a religious deity.

This shift is echoed in results published this week from a recent poll conducted by Ripley's Believe It or Not! in London.

Out of 1,500 adults the survey found that 51% believed in extraterrestrial visitation while only 25% believed in God.
The most popular belief was in ghosts and the paranormal with a 55% share of the vote. Angels also featured prominently in the results with 27% of adults believing in them.

The same questions were also posed to 500 children aged 8-12 with the results showing that belief in extraterrestrials ( 64% ) and ghosts ( 64% ) also trumped a belief in God ( 33% ).

"According to the results it's clearly not just children who have an open mind when it comes to other life forms and keeping an open mind," said Ripley's general manager Natascha Crump.

"We live in the age of science and turn to it for most of our answers, but the results show that many of us still hold belief in things that might exist outside of our world and beyond our understanding."

Source: Western Daily Press | Comments (69)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #60 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
My wife caught me watching Ancient Aliens one time about a year ago, and she teased me so bad, that I've never watched it again.
Comment icon #61 Posted by MidnightLady 8 years ago
My wife caught me watching Ancient Aliens one time about a year ago, and she teased me so bad, that I've never watched it again. Tape them. Watch late at night when no one is around.
Comment icon #62 Posted by MidnightLady 8 years ago
NICE!!!! By the way, I am the only one in my family who does watch. They suspect I'm an alien. I tell them, then some of you are part alien. They have no come back. I win!
Comment icon #63 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
Tape them. Watch late at night when no one is around. I save that time for my other guilty delight shows, AA just doesn't make the top ten.
Comment icon #64 Posted by MidnightLady 8 years ago
I save that time for my other guilty delight shows, AA just doesn't make the top ten. I understand.
Comment icon #65 Posted by dr no 8 years ago
My wife caught me watching Ancient Aliens one time about a year ago, and she teased me so bad, that I've never watched it again. Has she no sense of humour? It's the funniest programme on tv
Comment icon #66 Posted by Slave2Fate 8 years ago
To expand on a point that DC made about the similarities between belief in aliens and God(s). I don't see the difference between belief in cancer remission being the work of God through miracles and lights in the sky being the work of aliens. They both require a fairly substantial leap of faith.
Comment icon #67 Posted by Calibeliever 8 years ago
Tape them. Watch late at night when no one is around. My GF and I watch them together so we can heckle Giorgio lol. Gawd, some of the things that they say on that show are nuts. I love looking at some of the places they go to though. I should try watching it with the sound off sometime ...
Comment icon #68 Posted by MidnightLady 8 years ago
My GF and I watch them together so we can heckle Giorgio lol. Gawd, some of the things that they say on that show are nuts. I love looking at some of the places they go to though. I should try watching it with the sound off sometime ... Also could someone tell me what's up with that do? Is it natural or does he have to work at it?
Comment icon #69 Posted by GrimmOne 8 years ago
The whole thing with the AA theory is that they give said aliens credit for everything, Nearly all of the ancient structures because apparently man way back then didn't have the intelligence or tools to make such structures. They say geniuses basically got there ideas from aliens Einstein,Da Vinci, Tesla. Not to mention coming to earth and making humans to be a slave race originally.


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