Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

Mystical Experiences

About half of the U.S. public says they have had a religious or mystical experience.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

Global Restrictions on Religion

About one-third of the countries in the world — 64 nations — have high or very high restrictions on religion.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

“Sext” Receivers

15% of cell-owning teens ages 12-17 say they have received sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images of someone they know via text messaging.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

“Sext” Senders

17% of teens who pay for all of the costs associated with their cell phones send sexually suggestive images via text.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

New Year’s Resolution: Find a Better Decade

By roughly two-to-one, more say they have a generally negative rather than a generally positive impression of the 2000s.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

As Americans begin a new year, nearly six-in-ten say this decade will be better than the last 10 years.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

Non-Dogmatic Americans

About one-third of Americans say they regularly or occasionally attend religious services at more than one place; most sometimes attend services of a faith different from their own.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

Reading the Stars

One-in-four American adults believe in astrology, including 23% of Christians.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

Eyed by Evil

Fully 16% of Americans believe in the “evil eye” or that certain people can cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen to someone.

Fact TankDecember 29, 2009

See Dead People

Nearly one-in-five Americans say they have seen or been in the presence of ghosts.