UFO Poll: Obama, Romney Weighed For Ability To Fight Space Aliens–And Obama Wins
By: SPACE.com Staff
Published: 06/28/2012 03:56 PM EDT on SPACE.com
Anyone who has seen “Independence Day” knows that strong, able care in a face of a antagonistic visitor takeover is positively crucial.
So, faced with a situation, scarcely two-thirds of Americans consider Barack Obama would hoop an visitor advance improved than presidential claimant Mitt Romney, according to a new check about extraterrestrials from a National Geographic Channel.
The inhabitant check totalled opposite views on extraterrestrials, and found that 36 percent, or some-more than one-third, of Americans trust UFOs exist. In fact, 11 percent (more than one in 10) are certain they have seen a UFO with their possess eyes, while 20 percent (one in five) know someone who claims to have seen a drifting saucer.
And if aliens ever theatre an advance of a planet, scarcely two-thirds, or 65 percent, of Americans consider Obama would be a improved chairman to beam a country’s response. And that perspective hold loyal opposite both genders, with 68 percent of women and 61 percent of group claiming Obama would be improved matched to hoop an visitor takeover.
Among younger Americans, aged 18 to 64 years, 68 percent felt that Romney would not be as skilful in a face of an visitor attack. [7 Huge Misconceptions about Aliens]
Still, not everybody noticed a revisit from extraterrestrials as a threat.
Most adults claimed they would not mind a teenager visitor invasion, since they design these illusory beings to be friendly, such as a quadruped in Steven Spielberg’s classical film “E.T.,” a poll’s formula showed.
The consult also suggested that some-more than 80 million Americans believe UFOs exist, with many certain that supervision officials are stealing paranormal activities from a public. According to a National Geographic results, many respondents also claimed to trust that discernible explanation exists that aliens have landed on Earth.
And while superhero and vampire cinema have reigned autarchic during a box office, 71 percent of Americans consider aliens are some-more expected to exist than superheroes, vampires and zombies. But if humankind could call on superheroes for help, a Hulk was a many renouned choice (21 percent), rather than Batman (12 percent) or Spiderman (8 percent).
National Geographic’s “Aliens Among Us” check surveyed a pointless national illustration of 1,114 Americans from May 21 to 29. The information was collected by marketplace investigate association Kelton Research by email invitations and online surveys. According to a consult organizers, quotas were set to safeguard trustworthiness and accurate illustration of a U.S. population, aged 18 year and older. The domain of blunder is +/-2.9 percent, NatGeo officials pronounced in a statement.
The check is partial of a debate to foster National Geographic Channel’s new array “Chasing UFOs,” that premieres Friday (June 29) during 9 p.m. ET/PT. Check internal listings or a National Geographic Channel website for some-more information.
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