Almost Seven Out Of Ten Republicans Believe In Demonic Possession in Halloween Centric Poll
UPDATE: I’m retracting this and calling it garbage. This PPP poll was a fun seasonal poll with questions centering on halloween, what type of monster you would be, and the zombie apocalypse. The results should therefor not be taken seriously. This is a case of partisans stretching things a bit further than they should be. Kudos to my wife for making me go out to the actual poll instead of the selected extract from Salon & Alternet.
Almost seven out of ten registered Republicans, 68% specifically, believe demonic possession is real. Overall, the number drops to 57% of all registered voters, thanks to 49% of Democrats.
Women outweigh men slightly, with 59% of women and 56% of men believing in possession.
All this incredible news comes thanks to Public Policy Polling (PPP), one of the most-respected polling organizations in America.
‘In a classic example of cognitive dissonance, only 37 percent of registered voters–both Democrat and Republican–believe in ghosts, although 57 percent believe in demonic possession,’ salon.com reports today:
For registered Republicans who do believe in demonic possession (which is, again, the majority), there is at least one standout elected official who is taking this issue seriously and has educated himself about spiritual exorcism.