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"Your 'reality', sir, is lies and balderdash and I'm delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever."
— Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von M√ľnchhausen

Ghosts Defeat God in the UK

According to CNN, a recent survey taken in the United Kingdom found that while 68 percent of the more than 2,000 respondents believed in ghosts and spirits, only 55 percent believed in God. Not only that, but the survey also found that mass media has played a role in peoples' beliefs:

Of those who believed in ghosts, 12 percent said they had actually seen an apparition and 76 percent said that TV reality shows about the supernatural and films like the spooky "Blair Witch Project" had played a part in convincing them that ghouls exist.
I'd like to try to analyze these numbers – which, by the way, seem incredible to me – but I'm utterly at a loss. Even if it was true that reality TV shaped your beliefs, would you admit it?

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