Many Americans report that their relationships with loved ones continue past death in some way, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.

Around half of U.S. adults (53%) say they’ve ever been visited by a dead family member in a dream or some other form. And substantial shares say they’ve had interactions with dead relatives in the past 12 months:

  • 34% have “felt the presence” of a dead relative
  • 28% have told a dead relative about their life
  • 15% have had a dead family member communicate with them

In total, 44% of Americans report having at least one of these three experiences in the past year.