Philly Voice- Ghosts, aliens, scrapple: Pennsylvanians believe in unnatural forces beyond this world

by Sharon Lurye | September 14, 2015
While Harper Polling usually focuses on political surveys, asking folks whom they'll vote for in the next election, every once in awhile they decide to do a bit of a grab bag. Their latest "Our Commonwealth" poll asked Pennsylvanians on everything from their favorite conspiracy theory to their thoughts on life after death.

Apparently, more Pennsylvanians believe in ghosts than they believe in scrapple.

While Harper Polling usually focuses on political surveys, asking folks whom they'll vote for in the next election, every once in awhile they decide to do a bit of a grab bag. Their latest "Our Commonwealth" poll asked Pennsylvanians on everything from their favorite conspiracy theory to their thoughts on life after death.
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Only 14 percent of Pennsylvanians say they "definitely" don't believe in ghosts, compared to 36 percent who "definitely" do. The rest are on the fence about it, saying "probably" yes or no, or admitting that they're "not sure." Perhaps they need to see the latest Insidious movie before deciding.

Relatedly, 75 percent of Pennsylvanians believe in life after death and 69 percent believe "there are other life forms in the universe."

Moving on to less heady, life-or-death matters, the poll also asked for people's opinions on scrapple, Pennsylvania's favorite square-shaped, liver-flavored meat product. A full 34 percent of Pennsylvanians enjoy eating a product that's been processed from the scraps left over on the slaughterhouse floor, leading the pollsters to comment, "While we don't have any national data to support it (because no one else cares), we'd be willing to bet that's much higher than the national average."

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