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Roughly three-in-ten Americans (29 percent) say they have felt in touch with someone who has died. Nearly one-in-five say they have been in the presence of a ghost (18 percent), while 15 percent say they have consulted a fortuneteller or a psychic. [...] Evangelical Protestants are the group least likely to say they have felt in touch with a dead person (20 percent). Members of other religious traditions are much more familiar with this type of phenomenon, with 37 percent of black Protestants, 35 percent of white Catholics, 31 percent of the unaffiliated and 29 percent of white mainline Protestants saying they have felt in touch with someone who has died.
-Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life Survey on the Correlation Between Religious Affiliation and Supernatural Experiences
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