Monday Miscellany

* Fifty-seven percent of adults believe in spirits and ghosts; 13 percent think such a creature lives in their own home. (Ipsos Public Affairs/McClatchy)

* While 39 percent of adults think it likely that gas will cost less than $2 per gallon by year’s end, 33 percent think it likely the price will top $4 per gallon. At press time, it was around $2.35. (Rasmussen Reports)

* Nearly half of the adults who consume energy shots are 35 or older; 48 percent are women. (Trone Inc./Impact Beverage Co.)

* Thirty-five percent of kids and teenagers make a point of eating foods that are rich in nutrients and vitamins; 22 percent seek out low-sugar foods. (Mintel)