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How Many People Really Believe in Astrology?

Dr Nick Campion goes through belief in astrology


Normal figures for belief in astrology hover around 25% of the adult population and are usually based on Gallup polls. However, like all statistics, these depend on the manner in which questions are asked. The evidence suggests that levels of belief are much higher than Gallup suggests - perhaps 60% or above - if different questions are posed. This talk will examine the latest data and question whether the notion of ‘belief’ is responsible for distortions in the figures.

Nick Campion is senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, Director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales, Lampeter and course-director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. His recent books include the two-volume History of Western Astrology ; published by Continuum in 2008 and 9, and ‘What do Astrologers Believe? (London: Granta 2006). He is currently working on Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions, for publication by New York University Press.


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Dr Nick Campion | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

9 February 2010 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Psychology Seminar Series, Goldsmiths' College
Richard Hoggart Building
New Cross
London
SE14 6NW
020 7919 7871
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru

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They start at 6:10 PM IN ROOM 256, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths.

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