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We Are A Very Superstitious Nation

Art SpiegelmanWe as a nation tend to be rather superstitious. In a 2014 YouGov survey of 1000 adults, more than a third said that they believe in good luck pennies, 30% think knocking on wood might bring them luck and 27% believe in the power of crossing their fingers.

But belief in Superstitions declines with age and the AARP magazine reports that the survey shows almost 75% of those over 65 years old were not superstitious at all - more than any other age group. We tend to be more superstitious when we are younger partly because of pressure from family and peers.

Where are you on the superstition meter?

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