Poll: Russians Believe In Supernatural


MOSCOW, (UPI) — A Russian poll indicates nearly 40 percent of the country’s adults believe in supernatural phenomena.

The All-Russia Center for the Study of Public Opinion on Social and Economic Issues said its poll indicates nearly 40 percent of Russians believe in the supernatural, with the figures being the highest among women and those who described themselves as religious, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

The center said 22 percent of respondents believe in omens and horoscopes, 6 percent believe in visitors from other planets and 2 percent said they consider zombies to be a real threat.

The pollster said 7 percent of those who described themselves as non-religious believers said they trust horoscopes.

Some 57 percent of those polled said they do not believe in any of the listed supernatural phenomena.

RIA Novosti did not reveal the methodology of the poll or a margin of error.

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