Brits More Likely to Believe in Ghosts Than in a Creator

More British people believe in ghosts than a creator.
More British people believe in ghosts than a creator. (Flickr/Creative Commons)
British people are more likely to believe in ghosts then a creator, and self-identified Christians are more likely to believe in aliens than then devil, according to a new survey.  

"There is a tendency to believe in the friendlier parts of faith than those which are difficult to contemplate. People who say they are Christian are more likely to definitely believe in heaven (44%) than hell (27%), and more likely to definitely believe in angels (35%) than the devil (24%)," according to the YouGov study. "British people as a whole are most likely to believe in fate (36%) and alien life (30%), while in net terms belief in ghosts (-9) and karma (-11) is more prevelant than belief in a Creator (-21) or heaven (-21)." 

Approximately 45 percent of Brits definitely do not believe in a Creator while 20-25 percent definitely do believe in a creator.  

Meanwhile, about 35-40 percent definitely do not believe in ghosts while 25-30 percent definitely do believe in ghosts.  

According to The Conversation, Christianity has declined in England throughout the last several decades. Only 1 out of 5 people born since 1975 believes in God.  

"Belief in a 'higher power' has indeed gone up, but this vague spirituality comes at the expense of more religious theism. Nearly half of younger adults in Britain qualify as atheists or agnostics, even if they would not use those terms themselves," The Conversation reports.  

In America, 18 percent believe they have seen a ghost, according to a Pew Research study. 


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