663 Nearly Quarter of Americans Carry Lucky Charms

Speech Materals

Argentina’s Lionel Messi strikes the ball to score against Haiti during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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.

I – Word Understanding
Frequently vs. Occasionally
Frequently – happens regularly
Occasionally – happens once in a while, at irregular interval

II – Have Your Say
1. Do you keep a lucky charm? What is it for?
2. Can you name some of the popular Omamori’s in Japan and its purpose? What are the standard etiquettes to be followed when handling Omamori’s?
3. In your own opinion, what do you think drives success, hard work or luck?

663 Nearly Quarter of Americans Carry Lucky Charms

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