posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 10:30 AM
Many polls have been conducted on ufos:
Canadian poll in 1997:
- More than 52% believe that some UFOs are alien spacecraft.
- More than 57% of Canadians believe there is a military or government cover-up regarding the existence of UFOs.
CNN/Time 1997 poll shows that 80 percent of Americans think the government is hiding knowledge of the existence of extraterrestrial life
A national poll conducted by Roper in 2002 found that 72 percent of Americans believe the government is not telling the public everything it
knows about UFO activity, and 68 percent think the government knows more about extraterrestrial life than it is letting on, the SCI FI Channel
However, the typical man/woman in the street really does not seriously look into the whole issue. They may watch a movie or a TV special on ETs and
UFOs at times, but who has really tried to inform themselves of the history of the phenomena and look at the cases we are discussing on this forum and
others like it?
Are these polls kind of misleading?
Misleading in the sense, that we expect them, based on the positive response, to realize that this is really an important question, whereas in reality
this is not the case. Otherwise why the apathy in trying to pressure the government to get information? Have congressmen been bombarded with requests
for disclosure? Doesn't seem to be the case. Not only in the States, by the way. Since a couple of years there has been an worldwide petition to the
Secretary General of the U.N. to ask member nations to be open on the subject of flying saucers, but they have not gotten more than about 3,000
signatures! Even though this has been advertised on lots of ufo sites!
It seems to be just an abstract question to them, and they do not see the implications, I guess. Probably, they do not feel it directly has an impact
on their daily lives and are confronted with their daily problems and just move on to what they consider more pressing, immediate topics: their jobs,
war, economy, football, whatever.