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Most Republicans Believe In Demon Possession, Less Than Half Believe In Climate Change: Report

11/02/2012 04:40 pm ET | Updated Nov 02, 2012

A new poll reveals the majority of registered Republican voters believe that demonic possession is a real phenomenon.

The "Halloween-centric" poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling showed that 68 percent of Republican voters think it's possible to be possessed by demons.

Meanwhile, as news website AlterNet notes, only 48 percent of Republicans polled in an earlier survey conducted by the Pew Research Center survey said they believe in climate change.

As the election looms ever closer, the topic of climate change and global warming has been in the air -- with some experts and politicians calling the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy a reality check.

However, while 88 percent of Obama supporters believe that there is "solid evidence that the earth is warming," only 42 percent of Romney supporters said that this is true, according to the Pew survey.

In addition, 33 percent of Romney supporters (compared to 5 percent of Obama supporters) said they believe global warming is "not a problem."

When it comes to demons, however, it seems the Democrat-Republican rift is not quite so wide.

According to the Halloween poll results, 49 percent of Democrats also said they believe that its possible to be possessed by demons. Overall, only 35 percent of the 1,200 registered voters polled -- including Independent voters and others -- said that demon possession is an impossibility.

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