Despite what seems to be a national case of vampire mania, more Americans, especially younger ones believe in ghosts. Asked to choose which is most likely to actually exist: vampires, ghosts, U.F.O.s, Bigfoot, or the Loch Ness Monster, 33 percent overall picked ghosts, followed closely by U.F.O.'s at 30 percent. Forty-three percent of the 18-44 crowd chose ghosts, while 40 percent of the folks over 65 picked U.F.O.s. Overall, each of the other choices received a scant 7 percent and 11 percent chose "none of the above."
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This poll was conducted at the CBS News interviewing facility among a random sample of 847 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone August 3-5, 2010. Phone numbers were dialed from random digit dial samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher.