NEW YORK — One in three Americans thinks aliens are living among us in disguise — and many suspect their boss of being from outer space! Overall, a new poll of 1,000 adults finds 37 percent say they believe aliens are already here on Earth.
From sightings of “10-foot tall aliens” in Brazil to the recently refuted “extraterrestrial corpses” found in Peru or the tourist board of Kentucky beaming messages to space to invite aliens to visit, the interest and debate around alien existence continues to fascinate the public. However, many remain unconvinced.
Forty-one percent of those polled disagree with the notion that extraterrestrial life may be walking and talking among us, with the remaining 22 percent still unsure. The out-of-this-world findings emerged from a survey conducted by Talker Research on behalf of Wealth of Geeks.com.
More than half of the 1,000 people polled believe in the existence of aliens (53%), while a third do not (34%). Men are slightly more likely than women to suspect that aliens exist, according to results (56% vs. 49%).
“The results show that, when it comes to believing in extraterrestrial life, many Americans are open to the possibility,” says spokesperson Michael Dinich, founder of WealthofGeeks.com, in a statement. “And it seems a sizable number of people have reason to question whether their boss may be of this planet or not.”
Were an alien race to officially make contact, 43 percent feel our current world leaders are the right people to represent Earth. However, should Earth need new heroes, a confident four in 10 (42%) say they believe they would be able to secure peace if personally chosen to represent Earth in talks with extraterrestrial life.
“No matter a person’s beliefs on aliens, it’s great to see many people enjoying the possibility of what could be, whether that’s by embracing extraterrestrial life or a love of all things sci-fi,” adds Dinich.
For those who are preparing for first contact with alien life, you may want to pick up the pace! An annual intelligence document, delivered to Congress on Oct. 17, 2023, details 291 new sightings of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) dating back to 2019, raising the total number of UFO cases reviewed by the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) to over 800 as of April 30, 2023.
Unfortunately, the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) says that, whether these unexplained sightings are alien spaceships or man-made human aircraft, the U.S. government doesn’t have a clear plan to deal with the potential threat in the skies right now. Whatever you do, you probably shouldn’t ask your boss for tips on dealing with this alien invasion.
This random double-opt-in survey of 1,000 general population Americans was carried out between Dec. 1st and Dec. 4th 2023. It was conducted by Talker Research, whose team members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR).