61% of British men believe in E.T according to paper.
September 28, 2015 9:23am CST
As I was flicking through the Independent newspaper this morning I saw a piece about people in the UK believing in extra-terrestrial life, apparently 61% of men and 44% of women in the UK believe. The fact that there is a higher percentage of men to women was interesting. What do you think?
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• Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 Sep 15
Greetings, Gemma! I have no clue why there is a difference between men and women, but I don't think that it means anything really important. The really important statistic is to have over 50% of the population believing in extra terrestrial life. I guess it's going to increase over time, and soon it will be undeniable. The only thing that is still holding us, I believe, is the faith that we're the "center" of the creation. I have read an article that stated that NASA believes that extra terrestrial life will be found before 2020. I also believe in it. I don't see ETs as those green humanoids, but simply as different life forms throughout the Universe. Yes, there might be intelligent life out there, but I don't know if we're going to find it soon. However, small microorganisms will be found pretty soon, I assure you. Respectfully.
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 15
Yes, I agree and believe too, I thought it was refreshing almost that out of those surveyed so many 'admitted' to believing in what is still seen as a bit of a kooky subject. Panspermia is a widely regarded theory in the scientific community now after all. Thanks for responding :)
• Lucknow, India
6 Dec 15
I think it is a correct poll!! Men think about such things more than women!! I am one of those who believe in extra terrestrial life, because look at the size of our universe!! It is just impossible to think that our's is the only planet with an evolved life form like us!! And there will be places where beings are just as evolved as us!! Though I don't think that they are that advanced to have been visiting us!!
• Manchester, England
2 Dec 15
I consider the figures to be both irrelevant and unreliable. In ordee3r to have a realistic opinion it would have to be clarified to a far greater extent. In my case I will not dismiss the possibility of life existing on other planets, but that does not necessarily mean that I fully believe that aliens have visited the Earth.
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Sep 15
I am surprised it is that low. But it is still a theory or a possibility as far as I am concerned. Although they say that the universe is so vast that there must be other planets with life, it's always possible that there aren't any. I really don't think they will find life anywhere, if it were close enough, we'd have found it already.
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Sep 15
My husband's a fan of the show Ancient Aliens which is about aliens coming here years ago, and helping build things like the pyramids and Stonehenge, when they go into how hard it would be to build them today, it's quite interesting