Belief in Intelligent Life on Other Planets at Record High, UFOs Not Yet a Threat
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by PPD Staff June 27, 2019 (peoplespunditdaily.com)
• A Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey has found that 61% of Americans believe intelligent life exists on other planets. Of those, 31% find it ‘very likely’. This is the highest level of belief measured to date.
• Those who find it ‘very likely’ are equally comprised by Republicans, Democrats, and unaffiliated voters. Men are somewhat more likely than are women to say it is very likely.
• While the 61% who believe in intelligent extraterrestrials do not view UFOs as a threat to national security, 12% do think that ETs pose a threat, and 27% are unsure. Republicans are slightly less likely than Democrats to view UFOs as a threat to national security, while unaffiliated voters are least likely.
• Only 11% of Americans report knowing someone who has seen a UFO, while 80% do not. That 11% translates to more than 36 million adults nationwide. Republicans, Democrats, and unaffiliated voters are equally likely to know someone who has seen a UFO.
Roughly 6 in 10 Americans think it is likely intelligent life exists on other planets and do not view UFOs as a threat to national security, a new poll finds.
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds 61% believe intelligent life on other planets is likely, including 31% who find it very likely. That’s the highest level of belief measured to date.
By party, Republicans (31%), Democrats (31%), and unaffiliated voters (32%) are equally likely to believe intelligent life on other planets is very likely. Men (39%) are somewhat more likely than are women (24%) to say it is very likely.
Recently, a number of top U.S. Senators have been briefed on UFO sightings by U.S. Navy pilots. Those experiences have been documented by the History Channel in a new six-part series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.
The series follows Luis Elizondo, a former military intelligence official who confirmed the existence the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP).
AATIP refers to UFOs as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). Mr. Elizondo resigned from the post to investigate the phenomena with his team. That team includes former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge. Steve Justice, who worked at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, is also on the team.
Chris Mellon, who served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, is the team’s government liaison. He has played a key role in setting up those recent briefings and believes UFOs are a serious threat to national security.
But Americans do not view UFOs as a threat, at least as of now.
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