A HuffPost/YouGov poll reveals that 48 percent of adults in the United States are open to the idea that alien spacecraft are observing our planet — and just 35 percent outright reject the idea.
“It’s always been intriguing to me how we act as though only kooks and quacks and little old ladies in tennis shoes believe in flying saucers. And it’s never been true, at least for 30 or 40 years,” said former nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, who was the original civilian investigator of the events surrounding the legendary Roswell, NM, UFO crash of 1947.
When YouGov offered respondents the choice between “slightly disagree,” “disagree” and “strongly disagree,” those numbers added up to 35 percent who are skeptical of the notion that any UFOs may be alien-related.
However, nearly half of the adults surveyed (48 percent) resounded in the affirmative, leaving 16 percent who indicated that they weren’t sure on either side of the ET issue.
UFO researchers and believers look at the poll as some kind of vindication. The poll consisted of 1,000 people. Popular polls are unscientific and probably do not accurately reflect current opinion. Also, people lie for polls. They say what they want you to hear or what they are prompted to say based on several influencing factors.
That said, it’s just not surprising. People answered what they might WANT to be true rather than critically thinking about the conclusions of such a belief. So, yeah, just another poll.
And Stan Friedman? Non sequitur and straw man. He makes his living off people’s investment in the belief in extraterrestrials.