goo Ranking recently took a look at which fortune telling methods people think are the most accurate. As the survey is a bit short, I’ll leave in the Japanese terms as a little bit of education.

Demographics

Between the 20th and 22nd of January 2010 1,071 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 51.1% of the sample were female, 19.9% in their teens, 29.5% in their twenties, 30.5% in their thirties, and 20.1% in their forties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Previous fortune telling-related surveys have been undesirable palm reading lines, horoscopes versus blood typing, and blood typing.

The six planets divination is the speciality of the evil witch Kazuko Hosoki, a Guinness Book record holder as the best-selling author in the world. Thankfully, about two or three years ago she disappeared from the television screens (there must be a story behind that!) but recently she’s made a comeback on adverts for her mobile phone site.

Here’s an old photo of a street fortune teller, using shuuekisendanjou some Chinese technique that doesn’t feature in the list below:

Fortune Teller

Research results

Q: Which fortune telling method do you think is the most accurate? (Sample size=1,071)

Rank
日本語
English
Score
1
手相占い
Palm reading
100
2=
四柱推命
Four Pillars astrology
44.4
2=
姓名判断
Name divination
44.4
4
六星占術
Six planets astrology
35.2
5
タロット占い
Tarot card reading
30.7
6
血液型占い
Blood typing
28.7
7
風水
Feng shui
28.4
8
人相占い/顔占い
Divination by facial features
22.9
9
夢占い
Dream interpretation
16.6
10
西洋占星術
Western astrology
14.0

1 Comment

betty · February 22, 2010 at 05:23

western astrology scores soo low LOL

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