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Is Heaven Real? Do Aliens Exist? Should We Worry About Zombies, Vampires and Bigfoot?

Study finds adults are more likely than children to believe in the supernatural


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Fact vs. Fiction

Are we alone? Yup, insist most people 50-plus. Only 14 percent of them believe in aliens. But 27 percent of the 18-to-34 group believe extraterrestrials are out there.

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Aliens

Is it in the stars? According to 19 percent of people 18 to 34, astrology is the real deal. But only 10 percent of the 50-or-older crowd agrees.

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Ghosts

Most Americans believe in heaven, but those who are 50 or older lead the pack, with 68 percent agreeing that heaven exists. Among 35- to 49-year-olds, belief dips to 56 percent.

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Astrology

Not ready for doomsday? You're not alone. Only 12 percent of people over 50 think the apocalypse is coming. However, 17 percent of those 35 to 49 might be prepping a bunker.

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Angels

People over 50 don't think Dracula was a true story. About 1 percent believe, compared to 5 percent of those 35 to 49.

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Heaven

According to a 2012 psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin, adults are more likely than children to pick a supernatural explanation for major life events, such as death and illness. Here’s how younger and older adults line up on several age-old mysteries.

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Bigfoot

According to a 2012 psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin, adults are more likely than children to pick a supernatural explanation for major life events, such as death and illness. Here’s how younger and older adults line up on several age-old mysteries.

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The Apocalypse

According to a 2012 psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin, adults are more likely than children to pick a supernatural explanation for major life events, such as death and illness. Here’s how younger and older adults line up on several age-old mysteries.

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Zombies

According to a 2012 psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin, adults are more likely than children to pick a supernatural explanation for major life events, such as death and illness. Here’s how younger and older adults line up on several age-old mysteries.

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Vampires

According to a 2012 psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin, adults are more likely than children to pick a supernatural explanation for major life events, such as death and illness. Here’s how younger and older adults line up on several age-old mysteries.

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Reincarnation

According to a 2012 psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin, adults are more likely than children to pick a supernatural explanation for major life events, such as death and illness. Here’s how younger and older adults line up on several age-old mysteries.

 

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