Does believing in witchcraft make you happier?


Highlighting the potential implications these beliefs have, those in sub-Saharan Africa who believe in witchcraft rate their lives — their evaluative wellbeing — worse than those who don’t. Gallup asks respondents to rate the status of their lives on a ladder scale, based on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale, with steps numbered 0 to 10, with 10 being the best possible life. Those who believe in witchcraft rate their lives at a 4.3 on average, while those who do not believe or don’t have an opinion rate their lives higher on the scale, at 4.8 on average.


Not a religious text but close.

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