February 10, 2011
2/10: “It’s Destiny!” Most Americans Believe in Soul Mates
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.
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