Not only poor but many rich people also believe in them. Many people believe in the presence of soul in all animate objects. Some believe that it is there even in inanimate objects. Many people believed and some still believe in magic, amulets etc.
There are several kinds of superstitions in which the people commonly believe such as meeting of a Brahmin in the morning, crossing of one’s path by a cat, sneezing, twitching of limbs, etc. Some superstitions are considered good such as itching of man’s right or woman’s left palm, meeting of sweeper early in the morning, etc.