Previously: They’re Going to Shill Fake Aliens on You
Turns out, hoaxing aliens isn’t going to be much of a problem for the people trying to hoax aliens.
Nearly two-thirds of all Americans believe that extraterrestrials exist on other planets, but 87% of them think that they are not a threat in one way or another, according to a new survey.
Pew Research surveyed 10,417 American adults between June 14 and June 24 and found that 65 percent of respondents believe that extraterrestrials exist on other planets, a similar figure to a survey released by CBS News in May.
Fifty-one percent of respondents believe that unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) reported by the military are ‘likely evidence of intelligent life outside of Earth.’
Of that figure, 40 percent believe there is ‘probably’ evidence of extraterrestrial life and 11 percent believe there is ‘definitely’ evidence.
Conversely, 47 percent of respondents – believe the reports are probably (36 percent) or definitely (11 percent) not evidence of life outside this planet.
‘Perhaps not surprisingly, those who think there is intelligent life outside Earth are more inclined than others to see military reports of UFOs as evidence (69 percent and 16 percent, respectively),’ Pew wrote in a statement.
I hope you want to believe, goy.