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Assesses a respondent's belief in the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials.

Below are 9 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q75G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Witnessed an object in the sky that you could not identify (UFO) (Q75G)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28216.7
2) No1,40983.3
TOTAL1691100.0


Q74J from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..j. Some UFOs are probably spaceships from other worlds (Q74J)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree603.7
2) Agree33020.2
3) Disagree39624.2
4) Strongly disagree40124.6
5) Undecided44627.3
TOTAL1633100.0


ET from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q23j. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Extraterrestrials (ET)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not33621.3
2) Probably not50131.7
3) Probably54934.8
4) Absolutely19212.2
Missing71 
TOTAL1,578100.0


UFOREAL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

In your opinion, are UFOs something real, or just peoples imagination? (UFOREAL)
TOTAL%
1) UFOS ARE REAL30943.3
2) UFOS ARE IMAGINATION33046.2
3) IT DEPENDS--SOMETIMES REAL, SOMETIMES IMAGINED7510.5
TOTAL714100.0


BLFEXTRA from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe that extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth at some time in the past? (BLFEXTRA)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE27441.5
2) DONT BELIEVE38758.5
TOTAL661100.0


UFOREAL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

In your opinion, are UFOs something real, or just peoples imagination? (UFOREAL)
TOTAL%
1) UFOS ARE REAL17150.0
2) UFOS ARE IMAGINATION13138.3
3) IT DEPENDS--SOMETIMES REAL, SOMETIMES IMAGINED4011.7
TOTAL342100.0


BLFEXTRA from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe that extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth at some time in the past? (BLFEXTRA)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE14648.2
2) DONT BELIEVE15751.8
TOTAL303100.0


UFOREAL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

In your opinion, are UFOs something real, or just peoples imagination? (UFOREAL)
TOTAL%
1) UFOs are real50948.7
2) UFOs are imagination42440.5
3) It depends - sometimes real, sometimes imagined11310.8
Missing207 
TOTAL1,046100.0


BLFEXTRA from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

Do you believe that extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth at some time in the past? (BLFEXTRA)
TOTAL%
1) Believe44147.0
2) Dont Believe49753.0
Missing316 
TOTAL938100.0




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