Last week Barack Obama was complaining that in the big arguements science and reason are not always winning. He blamed this on the religiosity and superstition of his opponents who oppose all things scientific.
Today the wonderfully nutty World Net Daily reminds us a study published some months ago revealed Democrats are far more in touch with the dead than Republicans, and they also visit fortunetellers more often.
The number of Americans who say they have interacted with a ghost has doubled in the last 13 years, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life revealed in its “Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths” report.
At the time, approximately 18 percent of respondents said they had seen or been in the presence of a ghost, compared with only 9 percent in 1990 and 1996. Likewise, 29 percent of respondents felt that they had been in touch with someone who has already died, compared with 17 percent in 1990 and 18 percent in 1996.
The results also show that Democrats are far more likely to believe in supernatural phenomena than Republicans.
According to the study:
36 percent of Democrats report being in touch with someone who is dead, compared with only 21 percent of Republicans.
21 percent of Democrats say they have seen a ghost, compared with only 11 percent of Republicans.
22 percent of Democrats say they have consulted a fortuneteller, compared with 9 percent of Republicans.
30 percent of Democrats say they believe in reincarnation, compared with 17 percent of Republicans.
31 percent of Democrats say they believe in astrology, compared with 14 percent of Republicans.
31 percent of Democrats view yoga as a spiritual practice, compared with 15 percent of Republicans.
30 percent of Democrats say they believe in spiritual energy, compared with 17 percent of Republicans.
So now you know Mr.Obama, if you want to be on the side of science and reason you must switch parties.