USA: A Lot of Americans Think the Spirit World Exists

A new study shows that 57 percent of Hispanics believe in otherworldly beings—and the percentage is even higher among evangelical Protestants.

Spirits have more of a formal role in religious life. Possession and exorcism are part of Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam… Many Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians pray for saints to intervene in their lives; the Vatican routinely reviews miracles claimed to be caused by the holy figures of the Church.

But what do most people actually believe about the spirit world? A new Pew study on Hispanic-American religious belief attempts to provide part of an answer to this question, with fascinating results: It shows that spirits are still pretty popular in modern life.

Read more and see the results here

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