More than one-in-four U.S. adults (27%) say they believe in astrology, according to a YouGov report published April 26.
By comparison, 51% say they do not “believe in astrology, or that the position of the stars and planets influence people’s lives,” while 22% were unsure.
Catholics respondents (31%) were the most likely faith group to affirm belief in astrology, closely followed by agnostics (30%) and the religiously unaffiliated (28%).
Around one-in-five (22%) of both Jewish and Protestant respondents said they believe in astrology, compared to 10% of atheists.
Respondents 18-to-29-years-old were the most likely age group to believe in astrology (37%), compared to 33% among 30-to-44-year-olds, 22% among 45-to-64-year-olds and 16% among those aged 65 or older.
Democrats (32%) were more likely than Republicans (29%) and Independents (21%), women (30%) were more likely than men (24%), and Hispanic respondents (32%) were more likely than Black (31%) or white (25%) respondents to believe in astrology.
In a separate poll published April 22, a strong majority (90%) of all respondents knew their astrological sign.
Despite younger respondents being the most likely to believe in astrology in the April 27 survey, older respondents were far more likely to know their astrological sign.
Only 5% of those aged 65-plus and 6% of those aged 45-to-64 didn’t know their sign, compared to 14% among those aged 30-to-44 and 18% among those 18-to-29, respectively, who were not sure.
In yet another poll released April 22, respondents were asked, “Would you be more or less likely to vote for a political candidate who said they were deeply interested in astrology?”
A plurality (41%) said it would make no difference, while 38% said they would be less likely and 7% that they would be more likely to vote for such a candidate. The remaining 14% were not sure.
The report on belief in astrology is available here.