Tuesday, 17 September 2013

ASSAP Ghost and UFO survey

ASSAPDo you believe in ghosts? Or UFOs? Luckily, that was NOT the wording used for questions in a survey recently commissioned by ASSAP to address public beliefs in these anomalous phenomena. The survey, conducted by YouGov, took place 28-30 August, and the headline results were announced briefly at the Seriously Strange conference last week. There is a summary of the main points in this article.

If, however, you'd like to look at the survey results themselves (including the precise question wording) , they are here (PDF format). There figures are broken down by categories such as gender, age, working status, marital status, location, education and so on. The figures go across several pages so the top set refer to ghosts and the bottom set to UFOs on each page. The 'disagree' figures are highlighted in blue, the 'agree' figures in yellow and 'not sure' in green, to make them easier to follow. You can play with the figures endlessly, making comparisons between categories. I'll leave it to readers to draw their own conclusions!

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