From spilling salt to black cats, it’s Halloween and we’ve found out the top ten superstitions in Britain.
A third of Brits believe they’re in for seven years’ bad luck if they break a mirror – which tops the UK’s list of biggest superstitions. Followed by leaving new shoes on the table, opening an umbrella indoors and walking under a leaning ladder.
As a nation, we are more concerned about the unlucky superstitions than the good ones, with only 21% believing bird poop landing on you is a good sign.
Half of Brits under 35 take this one step further, opting not to leave the house at all on Friday 13th and a huge 83% of respondents who play bingo believe that superstitions still hold up in today’s society.
Younger generations are the most affected with 3 in 5 (57%) aged 24-34 considering themselves to be superstitious compared to just 1 in 5 (20%) aged 55 and over.
From the findings, there are two main reasons why – out of habit (48%) and because their family did (31%). But crossing fingers and touching wood may not be enough, with more than half (52%) admitting to having a good luck charm, with jewellery (20%) topping the list of lucky charms.
Research also revealed a gender divide with
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