Monday, March 5, 2012

The Argument for Astrology

According to a Gallup poll, 25% of Americans believe in Astrology which is more than any group believes in any one religion. That would be well over 77 million people!

In the 1996 Gallup Poll, 25% said that they believe that the position of the stars and planets affect people's lives.
Research conducted amongst a sample of students in England by Sue Blackmore and Marianne Seebold found that 100% know their star sign, 70% read their horoscopes regularly and 85% agree that the description of their birth sign describes their personality (Blackmore, Susan and Seebold, Marianne, 'The Effect of Horoscopes on Women's Relationships', Correlation, Vol. 19 no 2, Winter 2000-1, pp. 14-23).
A story published in 1988 by the Associated Press says that anywhere from 20 percent to 50 percent of newspaper subscribers read the daily horoscope. 

Astrology is exceedingly popular in the Western world today. One can hardly pick up a newspaper without finding an astrological chart somewhere in it.  Many television programs and radio stations have regular astrological programs, where you can hear the latest predictions for your life.

William Petersen indicates that there are in excess of two million Americans, who are addicted to Astrology.  William Petersen estimates that in Britain about two thirds of the adult population read their horoscope.  About 53% of French people read their horoscope daily, while in Germany some 63% dabble in it.  

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