Some believe that Friday the 13th is a day of bad luck. There’s some grim news for anyone who considers Friday the 13th unlucky since March 13 falls on a Friday this year. But how many Americans are superstitious?
According to a YouGov study conducted in September 2019, most Americans are not fearful of Friday the 13th. Thirty-five percent of people said they were not very superstitious, and 31 percent said they were not superstitious at all. Only 9 percent said they were very superstitious.
Thirteen is considered unlucky by some folks because, while the number 12 is deemed complete, the number 13 is seen as irregular.
Similarly, Friday the 13th superstition is believed to have roots in Christianity. The King James version of the Holy Bible says there were 13 guests at the Last Supper. The last person to join them was Judas, the man who deceived Jesus. The betrayal led to Jesus’ crucifixion by Roman soldiers on Good Friday.