Pakistan supernatural beliefs survey: 17% say they have supernatural powers

Online survey of over 500 Pakistanis revealed that 17% of respondents feel they possess supernatural powers.


Web Desk December 02, 2012

An online survey of over 500 Pakistanis revealed that 17% of respondents felt they possessed supernatural powers.

The survey conducted by The Express Tribune was completed by 522 people, a majority of whom were males (82%), located in urban Pakistan (74%), between the 18-25 (46%) and 25-40 (40%) age range.

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Key findings

Q: Do you believe you have had a supernatural experience in the course of your life?

A majority of respondents (33%) said they have not had a supernatural experience, but believe it may happen to them.



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Q: Do you believe in magic?

A majority of respondents (55%) said they believe in magic.



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Q: Do you believe in the existence of any of the supernatural entities listed below?

Ghosts were the most believed in (51%) category of supernatural entities.



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Q: Which of the following do you believe in?

The two major supernatural powers respondents believed in were extrasensory perception (55%), and telepathy (33%).



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Q: Do you believe you personally possess any of the above abilities?

A small number (17%) of respondents believe they have some supernatural abilities.



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Q: Choose the statement that most closely matches your attitude towards the supernatural

The majority of respondents (43%) said “The supernatural world is part of our world. We cannot comprehend it, but it exists.”

COMMENTS (22)

Miles Maker | 8 years ago | Reply Have you considered the margin of error of language and cultural interpretations?
Pakistani | 8 years ago | Reply

@XYZ......: What do you mean by abnormal??? dont you believe in jinns!

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