You’re more likely to see a female ghost or angel on prime-time TV than a Hispanic or Native American woman, says a study being circulated by the National Organization for Women.

The 2001 study, by Martha Lauzen of San Diego State University, found that otherworldly characters such as ghosts and angels constituted 3 per cent of the female characters shown during prime-time, while Hispanics constituted only 2 per cent and Native Americans 0.2 per cent.