Skip to comments.Survey: One-third of Americans believe in UFOs (Most think Obama can handle space aliens better )
Posted on 07/13/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A new survey finds that 80 million Americans, or 36 percent of the population, believe UFOs are real. One in 10 respondents say they have personally witnessed an alien spaceship. And if aliens were to invade the country sometime in the next four years, 65 percent of survey respondents said President Obama would be better suited for handling the invasion than Republican presidential candidate Romney.
The market research company Kelton Research conducted the survey by polling a random nationwide sample of 1,114 Americans ages 18 and older, who were representative of the demographics of the nation as a whole. The survey was commissioned by the National Geographic Channel to promote its new series "Chasing UFOs."
To the question of whether they believe aliens have visited Earth, 36 percent of Americans who were surveyed said they do, 48 percent aren't sure, and 17 percent said they don't believe so. More than three in four Americans (77 percent) think there are signs that suggest aliens have visited the Earth, whether or not they've made up their minds about the question.
The results align with other modern studies of UFO belief. For example, a 2008 survey of 1,003 adult Americans conducted by Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University also found that a third of adults believe it's either very likely or somewhat likely that intelligent aliens from space have visited our planet. One in 12 said they had personally seen a mysterious object in the sky that they thought might have been an alien spaceship.
More surprisingly, the new NatGeo survey found that a whopping 79 percent of people think the government has kept information about UFOs a secret from the public, and more than half (55 percent) believe there are real-life "Men in Black"-style agents who threaten people who spot UFOs.
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On a morning Country Music show they were talking about this poll. Someone said, “He can’t even handle the aliens from down South.”
Someone needs to create a graphic of obama bowing to a grey...
Two thirds do not which for some reason gives me hope.
Gotta be real careful dealing with aliens. Obama may not be the best choice as First Contact. For instance, among humans, in the USA making a circle with your index finger and thumb means “OK”, while to a Russian it’s a rude insult.
Bowing deeply before an alien may mean, “devour me now I am ready”.
Since the beginning of time, where are the little green people when we need them the most?
Guess these folks don’t have anything better to do than worry about aliens from outer space.
Gee, I wonder why...
RE: He cant even handle the aliens from down South.
Which leads to the next question -— Would space aliens coming to the USA be in violation of our visa and immigration laws?
If so, how do you arrest them and send them back?
Ah Yes, "Reapers"
The Immortal race of sentient starships, allegedly waiting in Dark Space.
We have demised that claim.
I’m more inclined to buy into the O is a Reptilian Hybrid rumor than the myth he loves the US Constitution and this nation.
And I’ll bet there’s a greater than 99% correlation between those who believe in the Obamadork and those who believe in space aliens. Hmmm, while I’m at it, I’ll even throw in believe in human caused global warming.
Same groups, same lack of any logic, and most certainly, same total non-knowledge of science.
Bowing deeply = ready for the anal probe.
"I guess 'put her there, pal' means something different in Martian..."
(Most think Obama can handle space aliens better)
They figure he's an illegal alien himself so he should have common ground with other aliens.
Sure, he would surrender or talk, talk, talk until the aliens left earth in screaming pain!
Crank the engines Bleep-Bleep, this world is uninhabitable! Varooooom! off they go.
So when the advanced civilization comes to Obama and says... ‘You are not an advanced race of being, you slaughter your unborn in the womb rather than control your baser instincts. That is not advanced, it’s barbaric’
What will Obama’s response be?
1/3 huh? Well, that Would explain how Zero got 53% of the popular vote even After he warned us all what he was going to do when he was campaigning.
Like someone said here, in their tag-line.
You need photo ID to buy Drano but not to vote?
Obama is more likely a space alien than he is an American citizen. People may be right in thinking he could do a better job handling space aliens, but the question is what kind of handling he would do. Be wary of putting nasty, little faggots in charge of things.
In a practical sense, there just cannot be aliens zipping around in “normal space” in any sense of the word.
Just to get to the nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light years away. To get there in three weeks, someone would need to travel at 64 times the speed of light. The closest star that comes even theoretically close to maybe having a habitable planet is Gliese 581g, at over 20 light years away.
This means that space aliens would almost have to travel via an “alternative space”, where relative distances are much less.
he is definitely a cultural alien.
Why don't 100% of Americans believe in UFOs? I do.
There are a great many Objects that are seen Flying about and they are also Unidentified.
Now, if the survey asked about alien spacecraft, then the numbers make more sense.
Most people believe in everything, just a little bit.
The other night as I was waiting for sleep I tried to imagine the immensity of space. I imagined flying past uncountable galaxies as far as you could see.
Then I thought, try to imagine not the scale of galaxies but at the scale of me. For a fraction of an instant I succeeded.
It about precipitated a panic attack. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest and I a hundred feelings I can’t express went thought me.
I quickly went back to the galaxy scaled imagining. The raw reality of the size of the universe is too much for our limited psyches to accept.
UFOs are absolutely, 100% real.
The rub is most of them are easily explained as hoaxes, Venus, the Moon, clouds, helium balloons, weather balloons, blimps, and other ordinary aircraft seen under unusual conditions.
Somewhere around 5% remain unexplained even when very high quality data is available. That 5%, and the publics general gullibility, fuels the mystery.
So, are they aliens? I kind of doubt it but I suppose it’s possible. More likely the true unexplained are secret military projects inadvertently exposed to the public eye.
He’s an alien from either Kenya or Uranus so he can relate.
“I imagined flying past uncountable galaxies “
You must have been traveling at ludicrous speed.
That's three weeks our time. It could be done in three weeks of subjective time, i.e. three weeks of time as measured from the spacecraft, at a much lower rate of speed... some large percentage of C. I've forgotten how to run the Lorentz equations to figure it exactly, but it can be done.
When aliens from Kenya strike. Run! It’s the end of the country.
No, 46 percent are not sure. 17 percent do not.
In America we make a fist with our thumb sticking out to indicate we want a ride. In Iran this means ‘’F You’’.
So let's all give a big "thumbs up" to Iran's "peaceful" nuclear energy program!
Almost all Americans who beleive that space aliens could get here from a planet hundreds of light years away (186000 miles a second) in a life time, knowing which planet to aim for, would be likely to think that Obama could be better equipt to handle them. Einstein was right! There may be someone else out there. We will never get to know.
Aye Aye Capn!
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