Sometimes we find it hard to share our secrets with family, friends, and even partners. In this case, some find an alternative method of getting answers to their problems – by seeking spiritual advice. In fact, the Pew Research Center conducted a study in which 41% of people believe in the advice of psychics.
With that in mind, we decided to have a look at how many people would rather go to a qualified psychic for advice, than a specialised professional or an acquaintance. To find out, we surveyed 2,402 people to list instances where they would rather seek advice from a psychic.
The survey revealed that people feel more comfortable with a psychic than:
Sex Therapists – 37%
Partners – 35%
Marriage Counsellors – 31%
Therapists – 29%
Police Officers – 29%
Interestingly, in the top 5 we can see that some people would rather speak to a qualified psychic than sex therapists, partners or marriage counsellors. The survey reveals that more than a third of people would rather trust the advice of a psychic over their own partner (35%). Marriage counsellors take the third spot (31%), highlighting just how many people would rather call upon spiritual advice to save their love lives.
When asked What were the most common sex/relationship problems a psychic helped you overcome, most respondents (72%) said it was to find out if their partners were cheating on them. A whopping 68% of people also said they go to a psychic for advice when their sex life is becoming dull.
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Simultaneously, 21% of people revealed they would talk to a psychic rather than a friend. When asked about the reasons why, most respondents said it was because they felt less judged (61%), while others said it’s because they feel it’s more confidential (52%).
Police officers are less approachable than psychics, according to 26% of people, who would rather see a professional psychic to solve legal issues. Similarly, 7% of those taking part in the survey said they would prefer to take advice from psychics, over lawyers. In fact, 41% of those surveyed said that they would take legal advice from a psychic.
What’s more, 13% of people said they would rather see a psychic than a doctor to seek advice regarding their medical problems.
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Furthermore, PsychicWorld.com delved into the reasons why the respondents chose to use the services of psychics.
Full survey results:
What were the most common sex/relationship problems a psychic helped you overcome?
To find out if my partner was cheating on me (72%)
Our sex life was dull (68%)
My partner and I didn’t have sex anymore (60%)
My partner was not attracted to me anymore (57%)
I was cheating on my partner (49%)
I was not attracted to my partner anymore (42%)
Why would you choose a psychic over a therapist?
They are better at comforting you (56%)
They add a divine touch (49%)
You get a better connection with a psychic (44%)
They are better at listening (37%)
Why would you talk to a psychic rather than family/friends?
I feel less judged (61%)
It’s more confidential (52%)
They have better advice (46%)
Do you think psychics would be more able to solve crimes than the Police Force?
Would you trust the legal advice of psychics?
Did you feel like the psychic helped you overcome your issues?
To some extent (27%)
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