Top 10 superstitions people rely on everyday

275x250.jpgAlmost a third of Brits say they follow odd superstitious rituals more than twice a day - which means we are constantly knocking on wood and crossing our fingers.

What's more, 84% of people admit to being superstitious and will do anything from wearing lucky pants to dodging cracks on the floor to bring them luck.

Topping the list of superstitions most revered in the UK is ‘knocking on wood to keep you or someone you know safe’ (55%) followed by crossing your fingers (50%).

Other common superstitious rituals include avoiding walking under a ladder (43%) and never opening an umbrella indoors (40%).

While the rituals are often deemed old wives tales, it's actually 18-24 year olds who are said to be some of the most superstitious with 90% doing strange things.
Top 10 superstitions people rely on everyday
1.    Touching/knocking wood
2.    Crossing your fingers for good luck
3.    Avoiding walking under a ladder
4.    Not opening an umbrella inside
5.    Seeing a penny on the floor
6.    Breaking a mirror brings 7 years of bad luck
7.    Not putting new shoes on a table
8.    Singing the magpie song to avoid bad omens
9.    13 being an unlucky number
10.   Having a lucky number

Speaking of the findings, a spokesperson for MoreThan insurance, which conducted the study, said: "It’s not surprising that so many people choose to observe these illogical rituals rather than risk bad luck, but what is a surprise is that we’re more concerned about walking under a ladder than monitoring our general wellbeing."

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