As in superstition when natural calamities and disaster occured such as thunderstorm, floods huriicans they used to worry about theses kind of happening thus they used to worship trees, ghosts, spirits and images. they had not faculties to explain the supernatural calamiteis and happinings.
In modern age superstitions is present even in civilized societies and cultured atmoshper. but in modern age scientific logic has eradicated superstition from society. Superstition and prejudice are same sides of one page. we can compare superstition with prejudice they are both consist on fals notion supersition belongs to natural affairs and prejudice belongs to wordly matters. Some people say that poverty can be treated and cured by God this doctrin belongs to prejudice. If we discuss that storms are caused by supernatural creators this one belongs to superstition.
There are many causes of superstition in our society ignorance and false religion are root of superstition. In rural areas the incilination of superstition is more than urban areas because ignorance and false notions are prevalant.