A recent survey has found that nearly one third of Britons claim to have a lucky pair of socks.
By contrast, 87 per cent of those questioned in the survey by online casino roxypalace.com said they did not consider a rabbit's foot to be a lucky charm and 62 per attached no significance to horseshoes.
But 86 per cent still believe it is unlucky to break a mirror and 59 per cent of those questioned said they would refuse to walk under a ladder.
"We are still very superstitious. We still consider certain practices and objects as lucky," the Daily Express quoted a Roxypalace spokesman as saying.
"What surprised us was how prevalent traditionally unlucky practices were in modern Britain.
"As a nation we seem to be more concerned about preventing bad luck as bringing good luck," he added.