Nearly one in four Americans carries a good luck charm at least occasionally, according to a new survey.
According to a YouGov poll, seven percent of Americans carry a lucky charm every day, four percent said they carry one frequently, and 13 percent said they carry one occasionally. Seventy percent said they don’t carry a charm.
A lucky charm could be a shirt, a pair of shoes, a coin, a bracelet or a piece of ribbon. In fact, at the World Cup, star Lionel Messi tied a ribbon given to him by a fan around his ankle.
According to Elle magazine, actress Cameron Diaz wears a lucky necklace, as does Lindsay Lohan. Actor Benicio Del Toro is reported to have a lucky ring.
Women are slightly more likely to carry a charm, with 26 percent saying they carry one at least occasionally, compared to 20 percent of men who say they do.
YouGov also found that people who live in the western states are more likely (26 percent) to occasionally carry a charm than people in the Northeast (25 percent), Midwest (24 percent) or South (20 percent.)
Those who made over $80,000 a year were less likely (20 percent) to carry a charm, than those who earn between $40,000 and $80,000 (21 percent) and those who make less than $40,000 (23 percent).