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Few Have Seen UFOs, But Most Think Intelligent Life is Out There

Late last month, two commercial pilots flying over the Arizona desert reported seeing an unidentified flying object pass overhead. Few Americans claim to have ever seen, or know someone who has seen, a UFO, but that doesn’t mean they don’t believe there’s intelligent life on other planets.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 13% of American Adults have known someone who has seen an unidentified flying object or have seen one themselves, while 79% have not. Eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 8-9, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 8-9, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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