A recent study of 2,000 UK adults and 500 Irish individuals has shed light on the concept of luck and revealed the top 10 lucky charms in both countries. The study found that the Irish experience an average of 40 fortunate moments each year, while the UK population experiences just 37, almost 10 percent less.
According to the survey, 49 percent of Irish respondents consider themselves lucky, compared to 40 percent in other areas. On the other hand, 66 percent of UK adults feel that they are in need of some good luck in their lives. However, 26 percent admitted to not fully understanding the meaning of luck and finding it challenging to define.
To increase their chances of good fortune, 23 percent of UK adults and 38 percent of Irish respondents have used lucky charms. The top 10 lucky charms in Ireland include lucky numbers, special bracelets, coins, rings, four-leaf clovers, ladybugs, socks, horseshoes, rainbows, and underwear. In the UK, the top 10 lucky charms consist of lucky numbers, bracelets, four-leaf clovers, coins, rings, underwear, horseshoes, dice, goldfish, and socks.
While UK adults feel blessed with luck in their family, friends, and relationships, 25 percent also consider good health to be a matter of luck. On the other hand, Irish adults are 17 percent more likely to believe in bad luck compared to their UK counterparts, with 67 percent expressing belief in it. Additionally, 57 percent of respondents from the Republic of Ireland have experienced beginner’s luck, compared to only 36 percent in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Lottoland.co.uk, which conducted the study and has launched a lucky in life quiz in celebration of the Irish Lotto draw on St Patrick’s Day, commented on the concept of luck, stating that it remains a mysterious and subjective concept. While some people seem luckier than others, there is no concrete evidence as to why or how luck comes about. Whether it’s wearing lucky pants, finding a four-leaf clover, or simply believing in the stars, luck remains an enigmatic phenomenon.
The spokesperson for Lottoland.co.uk also pondered whether one has to be born in Ireland to enjoy the perceived luck or if moving from a less fortunate place to Ireland can instantly boost one’s fortunes.
Whether luck is a tangible force or merely a matter of perception, these lucky charms hold significance for many individuals, providing a sense of hope and positivity in their lives.