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50% of US citizens believe they have been visited by a deceased relative

A recent survey delved into participants’ accounts of potential interactions with deceased family members.

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The findings revealed that a majority of respondents, more than 50% of adults in the US believe that they have personally experienced a visit of this kind at some point during their lives.

This intriguing study was carried out by the Pew Research Center, which engaged in conversations with 5,079 American adults over the span of a week during the recent spring season.

In response to the question, “Have you ever experienced a sensation of being visited by a deceased family member, whether in dreams or other manifestations?” an astonishing 53% of the participants responded affirmatively.

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Regrettably, the survey refrained from probing into the specific details encompassing these encounters, shrouding their nature in enigma.

Beyond this inquiry, the survey also delved into participants’ encounters with deceased loved ones within the past year. The results were equally captivating.

A substantial 34% indicated that they have sensed the presence of a departed relative at some point during the previous twelve months.

Furthermore, 28% of the respondents disclosed that they had shared details about their lives in the realm of the living with these entities from the ‘other side’.

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Astonishingly, 15% of individuals asserted that they had engaged in actual communication with their departed loved ones.

The survey found that women were more likely than men to report such experiences.

Overall, the researchers noted that “44% of Americans report having undergone at least one of these three experiences in the past year.”

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.