Growing faith in ghosts in the UK

Four IN 10 Britons believe in ghosts and the supernatural according to research by a theology think tank.

Theos also found that more than half of people believe in life after death and that London has the highest number of people who believe in ghosts.

Carried out by ComRes on behalf of Theos, the poll of 2,000 shows that 70 per cent of people believe in the human soul, 55 per cent believe in heaven and 53 per cent believe in life after death.

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3 comments on “Growing faith in ghosts in the UK

  1. A Senior Priest says:

    In the early 1990s we took a census of ghosts (or whatever they might be) in one of my two country parishes in Cambridgeshire and found 27. Some were traditional, some were newly experienced. My successor actually met the one which traditionally appeared from time to time in the nave of the parish church.

  2. libraryjim says:

    Not surprising, given all the tv shows devoted to “ghost hunters” in the last few years. It’s given ghost believers an amazing PR boost.

  3. Fr. Dale says:

    I’m more concerned about the number of folks that believe in the Holy Ghost!