Yes, aliens are on the market, Americans say, however they’re not too nervous about what E.T. is as much as.
In a ballot launched simply earlier than this 12 months’s lengthy Independence Day weekend, Pew Analysis Heart revealed that 65% of Americans consider aliens exist. The outcomes will not be unanimous, however they do signify that almost all of Americans can agree on one thing, even when it’s the presence of extraterrestrial life. Relatedly, Pew reported in 2019 that solely 26% of the American public believed that people from opposing political events may agree on “primary info.”
So if aliens stay amongst us (hovering above or in a galaxy far, distant), how peaceable are they? In line with the Pew survey, simply over half (51%) of respondents stated that UFOs “aren’t a menace” to nationwide safety. Additional, about 30% reported unidentified flying objects have been a “minor menace.”
Pew’s survey was performed earlier than the Pentagon publicly released a “UFO report” in late June, which didn’t explicitly give affirmation to alien-manned UFOs however did level to 18 incidents of unusual movement from unidentified aerial phenomena, probably from superior expertise. Although the report revealed little or no, its very existence will feed (a distinctly bipartisan) American curiosity in the opportunity of extraterrestrial life.
Yes, that murky aerial picture could also be a fowl or a airplane, but when it turned out to be piloted by a extra clever life kind, an enormous slice of Americans wouldn’t be shocked.