Surprising Statistics About Friday the 13th
For those who didn't know, today is Friday the 13th. I hope I didn't just ruin anyone's day here in the Ark-La-Tex. Since today is one of the worst days of all time, I would try to avoid Youree Drive, Airline Drive, all interstates, Spencer's in the mall, Burger King, and pretty much anywhere that's not your living room.
Today surprisingly snuck up on some people, but I think I know why. Let's face it, if Friday the 13th was a year, it would no doubt be 2020. Here we are, eleven months into the worst year our planet has ever encountered (sorry, dinosaurs), and we've made it this far. Friday the 13th in 2020 just feels like any other day, am I right?
However, since quite a few people on my socials didn't seem to realize today was indeed Friday the 13th, that sent me on a mission to dive into this every date. After researching here and there, I've put together a list of Friday the 13th stats that I found the most interesting. Enjoy!
1. 80% of people consider themselves to be superstitious.
2. The most common superstition we have is wearing lucky socks, followed by knocking on wood, wearing lucky pants, having a lucky coin, and crossing our fingers.
3. The top five moments when we're most superstitious are when we're taking a test, when we're buying a lotto ticket or gambling, during an important life moment like buying a house, when we're looking for a new job, and when it's Friday the 13th or Halloween.
4. And about 5% of people say they plan on staying home all day today to reduce their chances of having bad luck.