Thursday, 20 March 2008

Is This The American Dream?

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32% of all adult Americans believe in ghosts

88% of Americans Believe in Creation or God-Directed Evolution

The majority of Americans believes in angels

91% of American adults say they believe in God and nearly half rejects the scientific theory of evolution

36% of Americans think the influence of organized religion on American politics has increased in recent years

32% say religion has too much influence on American politics

31% say it has too little

Between 2 and 5% of Americans are in prison [thousands for a crime they didn't commit]

1/3 of Americans believe in UFOs

Third of Americans suspect 9-11 government conspiracy

Nearly Half of Americans Believe in Creationism

41% believe in Extrasensory perception, or ESP

37% believe that houses can be haunted

32% believe that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places/situations

31% believe in Telepathy/communication between minds without using traditional senses

26% believe in Clairvoyance/the power of the mind to know the past and predict the future

25% believe in Astrology, or that the position of the stars and planets can affect people's lives

21% believe that people can communicate mentally with someone who has died

21% believe in Witches

20% believe in Reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death

9% believe in Channeling/allowing a 'spirit-being' to temporarily assume control of body

42% of Americans believe that "people on this earth are sometimes possessed by the devil"

74% Of Americans believe in Recession

82% of Americans believe in Heaven

63% say they're likely to go there

63% of Americans believe in the death penalty

30% are opposed to it

4% of Americans believe in hidden people

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe it is likely that ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 attacks

44% of Americans believe that most or some of the hijackers were Iraqi

6% believe that one of the hijackers was a citizen of that most notorious node in the axis of evil

17% knew the correct answer: that none of the hijackers were Iraqi

33% who did not know enough to offer an answer

68% believes that there is now a civil War in Iraq

14% don't

70.5% of Americans believe that computer chips are morally unacceptable

80% of Americans believe that gambling is a question of personal choice that should not be interfered with by the government

33% of Americans believe that American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the United States

80% of Americans believe that US citizens should be able to purchase drugs from outside the US

20% of Americans believe that the sun orbits the earth

65% of all Americans believe that frozen pizza will never be any good and there's nothing science can do about it.

39% of Americans believe that guns are not "as dangerous as they say".

88% of Bush voters "have no idea what rappers are talking about".

37% of Americans agree that while they would hate being British, they wouldn't mind having a British accent.

17% of American college graduates would punch themselves really hard in the face for $50

26% of those in possession of a firearm believe that the second amendment protects their right to buy explosive fertilizer.

28% of Americans think that our army's high-tech military equipment is too expensive to risk in combat.

45% of Americans think rain doesn't feel as good in real life as it seems to in the movies.

14% of Americans surveyed agree that Puerto Rico should not be the 51st state because "that extra star would make the flag look bad".

28% of those who said they were "normal" Americans, would like to be King of Great Britain, but not if it meant marrying the Queen.

81% of those who have seen two or more "Police Academy" movies believe that O.J. is innocent.

65% of American women believe there is "a lot of difference" between a campaign contribution and a bribe.

35% of men see that difference.

35% of Americans believe Richard Nixon went to heaven.

59% believe he went "somewhere else".

36% of college graduates think that there are virtually no female serial killers because women "just aren't aggressive enough".

12% of those polled believe the success of actor David Hasselhoff, star of Baywatch, is due at least in part, to "dealings with the devil".


Most of Americans don't trust information from the internet and think that the success of the internet is due at least in part, to "dealings with the devil".