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Incidence of superstitious beliefs and behaviour (1256)

Type of Data: Incidence of superstitious beliefs and behaviour (1256)

Faith Community: Alternative

Date: 2003, 7-16 March

Geography: United Kingdom

Sample Size: 4000

Population: Adults

Keywords: Crossing fingers, lucky charms, mirrors, number 13, superstition, touching wood, walking under ladders

Collection Method: Online interview

Collection Agency: Richard Wiseman and Luck Factor

Sponsor: British Association for the Advancement of Science

Published Source:

  • Daily Telegraph, 18 March 2003
  • The Times, 18 March 2003
  • The Guardian, 18 March and 13 June 2003
  • Daily Mail, 13 June 2003

    BRIN ID: 1256


    A separate online survey was also undertaken among 250 readers of the Church of England Newspaper and Methodist Recorder, summarized in the editions of these newspapers for 21 August 2003

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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