The Swedes and the Paranormal

  title={The Swedes and the Paranormal},
  author={Ulf Sj{\"o}din},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  pages={75 - 85}
  • U. Sjödin
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
The hypothesis that Church and Science have lost some of their former standing in Sweden and made way for deviant beliefs is examined in two empirical studies which show a widespread belief in paranormal phenomena. The paper also discusses how believers in the paranormal relate to institutionalised religious beliefs and how problematic the interpretation of religious self-assessment items are. 

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