Monday, December 14, 2009

More Democrats than Repubs believe in ghosts...No surprise there...after all... they also believe in global warming

A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals some startling differences between Republicans and Democrats on issues of spirituality and supernatural phenomenon.

The study, "Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths," reports that a significant number of Americans practice a mixture of religious beliefs, and "many also blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs such as reincarnation, astrology and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects." The report is not specifically about partisan differences, but the results of the study are broken down by party affiliation, among many other categories. And the news on that front is that Democrats are far more likely to believe in supernatural phenomenon than Republicans.

"Conservatives and Republicans report fewer experiences than liberals or Democrats communicating with the dead, seeing ghosts and consulting fortunetellers or psychics," the Pew study says. For example, 21 percent of Republicans report that they have been in touch with someone who is dead, while 36 percent of Democrats say they have done so. Eleven percent of Republicans say they have seen a ghost, while 21 percent of Democrats say so. And nine percent of Republicans say they have consulted a fortuneteller, while 22 percent of Democrats have.

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They were young hippies and they knew just what to do

This says it all.

This is an old Chicago Tribune cartoon that was just so right. It just took 30 years or so to come true.

(Click on the pic to enlarge it.)

The pinkies grew up and became teachers and administrators and birthed Obamie The Bower.

Our country is just so humped!

Hat tip to wtucker111 for the cartoon.

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