Thursday, August 26, 2010

Witchcraft and Wellbeing

Gallup broaches beliefs in witchcraft in Africa:
On a scale of 1-10, people who self-identify as believing in witchcraft rate their lives 4.3 while people who do not rate their lives 4.8. Is the difference statistically significant? Got me. They don't say. But there are some other interesting correlations. Not only are those who believe in witchcraft on average poorer, less educated, and other factors that correlate with low life ratings, even among the well-educated and wealthy those who believe in witchcraft are less happy, and it's about a half point difference across any demographic.

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