Belief in the paranormal is common in Western societies, as well as in nations such as Russia and areas such as South Asia and parts of Africa (Kruglyakov, 2002; Lugo, Cooperman, Bell, O’Connell, & Stencel, 2012; Moore, 2005). Recently, a Gallup Poll found that 73% of Americans believe in one or more supernatural or paranormal phenomena (Moore, 2005). While this is a decrease from earlier results that indicated paranormal belief in more than 90% of Americans (Gallup & Newport, 1990; Markovsky & Thye, 2001), these results illustrate that it remains culturally typical in this society to hold at least some beliefs in the supernatural or paranormal. In the United Kingdom, a poll gauging supernatural beliefs found that 68% of people believed in ghosts and spirits, while 55% believed in God (Associated Press, 2005). Some studies have found that women were more likely to report paranormal beliefs and experiences than were men (Aarnio & Lindeman, 2005; MacDonald, 1995), although other studies have not found a difference in beliefs based on gender (Genovese, 2005; Moore, 2005). Considering the wide prevalence of paranormal and supernatural beliefs, it is important to consider how these beliefs may influence thinking and decision making in other areas of life.