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Most Young Americans Believe Astrology is Scientific, Says Study

Millions of Americans deny global warming exists, but millions do believe that astrology is "scientific," according to a new study.

The National Science Foundation's 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators study says that only 55 percent of Americans in 2012 did not think astrology was scientific.

According to Mother Jones, 31 to 45 percent Americans, depending on their age group, believe that astrology is either "very scientific" or "sort of scientific."

More than half of Americans, ages 18 to 24, are most likely to believe astrology is at least "sort of" scientific, notes UPI.

In comparison, 92 percent of people in China do not believe astrology is scientific.

The highest percentage of Americans who did not believe in astrology was scientific was in 2004, when 66 percent did not believe in it.

Sources: Mother Jones, UPI, NSF.gov

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