Glasgow UK’s luckiest city, fingers crossed...

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As betting firm Ladbrokes studies named Glasgow as the luckiest city in the UK with betters winning more often, it seems we are also the most superstitious.

With another Friday 13th only a day away, research out this week has revealed that Glasgow is one of the UK’s and Ireland’s most superstitious cities, with 55 per cent of residents still believing in old wives’ tales.

The survey by betting firm Ladbrokes Games wanted to find out what people do to bring them good luck, or avoid bad luck, when they placed bets.

The research found that more than half of people in the UK and Ireland still believe in at least one superstition, mostly inheriting them from their parents.

The data also revealed that it is rare for someone to just have one superstition.

It found that people believe in an average of five, if they are to buy in to superstitions in the first place.

Superstitions that may be considered a little more dated are still prevalent today.

Around 13 per cent of the population still carries a rabbit’s foot and eight per cent of people still believe that the Irish are particularly lucky.

The research also found that women are 12 per cent more likely to be superstitious than men.

However, men are more likely to believe number-based superstitions than women – 47 per cent of men believe Friday the 13th is unlucky compared to 42 per cent of women.

And more than a third of men believe that the number seven is lucky.

Seven is still viewed as the luckiest number, with one in five making it their go-to choice for games and lotteries.

Touching wood for good luck or to ward off bad luck.

More than half of people will try to avoid walking under a ladder.

Around the same number of people think opening an umbrella in the house is bad luck.

Breaking a mirror is said to bring seven years of bad luck.

Friday the thirteenth is an unlucky day.