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Superstitious Beliefs

Posted on 23 May 2011

Our recent poll about superstitions showed that men are more skeptical than women regarding superstition beliefs. In fact, 42% of women declare they do not believe in superstitions, while 64% of men do not.

When analyzing the data by country, we discovered that Italian respondents consider themselves to be extremely superstitious, with 88% of the votes. On the contrary, Germans are the ones that consider themselves least superstitious. Although the majority of respondents declare they don’t believe in superstition, the fact is that they all consider their home country to be superstitious. 

Respondents were also asked to rate which nationality they think is most superstitious (Scale: 1-Less; 5-Extremely). China was considered most superstitious by respondents with a 3,6 rate, closely followed by Italy and Japan, tied with a 3,4 result. On the other hand, Germany was considered, once again, the least superstitious with a 2,6 rate.

Technical Information


The sample is made of 4606 iOS device owners that answered to this survey between the 27th and the 29th of March 2011.

- 31% are from North America; 63% from Europe and 6% from the rest of the world;
- 78% are men and 22% are women;
- 4% are under the age of 15; 37% are between the ages of 15 and 24; 46% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 13% are over the age of 40.
- 38% have an annual income below 10.000 USD and 62% above 10.000 USD;
- 30% are students; 13% work in the IT industry, and 57% have other occupations;
- 38% of answers were obtained from iPhone 4; 30% from iPhone 3G(S); 19% from iPod Touch, and 13% from iPad.


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