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From: U.S. News & World Report

How Superstitions Are Affecting Your Behavior

U.S. News & World Report:

Are you spooked by Friday the 13th, black cats crossing your path or having to walk under a ladder? Do you often knock on wood after mentioning your good fortune or throw salt over your left shoulder after spilling it to ward off bad luck? If so, you’re among the legions of people who are superstitious: A 2014 Harris Interactive/Statista survey of 2,236 adults across the U.S. found that 33 percent of people believe finding and picking up a penny is good luck, and 21 percent believe knocking on wood prevents bad luck. A previous Gallup news poll found that 25 percent of people in the U.S. say they are “very” or “somewhat” superstitious in general.

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