Where does superstition come from? Who are the most superstitious people in the world? Can scientists be superstitious? What about atheists? What's God got to do with it? Does it matter? Just some of the questions we'll explore, touch wood.
Millions of people have lost religion in the western world since the 1960. How does this happen? At what ages? What are the triggers? Is there a difference between men and women? Professor Callum Brown draws on the accounts of those he has interviewed in North America and Britain.
Superstition is often overlooked - while critics of religion have been vocal over the past decade, superstition is actually far more prevalent in our society from phrases like "touch wood" to crossing our fingers and avoiding the number 13.