2/10: “It’s Destiny!” Most Americans Believe in Soul Mates

February 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Living, Odds and Ends, Odds and Ends Polls

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, just how many Americans believe in the concept of soul mates?  According to this Marist Poll, nearly 3 in 4 four residents — 73% — do, but 27% do not.

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In fact, more Americans have caught the destined love bug.  When Marist last asked this question in its August survey, 66% reported they believed two people are meant to be together compared with 34% who did not.

Younger Americans are the most starry-eyed.  80% of those under the age of 30 and 78% of those 30 to 44 believe in the idea of soul mates.  This compares with 72% of residents 45 to 59 years old and 65% of those 60 and older.

Most men — 74% — and women — 71% — share this belief in finding the perfect partner.

Table: Americans Who Believe in Soul Mates

Marist Poll Methodology