Belief in extraterrestrials
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Belief in extraterrestrials (Demographic Patterns)

In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Extraterrestrials. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Belief in extraterrestrials by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Absolutely not16.2%
42
22.8%
114
19.2%
86
24.1%
62
28.2%
31
21.3%
335
Probably not31.2%
81
28.5%
143
33.5%
150
33.9%
87
36.4%
40
31.8%
501
Probably40.0%
104
36.1%
181
35.3%
158
30.0%
77
26.4%
29
34.8%
549
Absolutely12.7%
33
12.6%
63
12.1%
54
12.1%
31
9.1%
10
12.1%
191
Missing111013171970
TOTAL 100.0%
260
100.0%
501
100.0%
448
100.0%
257
100.0%
110

1576



Belief in extraterrestrials by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not16.4%
60
12.2%
55
20.9%
58
33.6%
157

6
21.2%
330
Probably not23.3%
85
31.6%
142
30.3%
84
39.4%
184

6
31.8%
495
Probably43.6%
159
42.9%
193
37.5%
104
18.6%
87

7
34.8%
543
Absolutely16.7%
61
13.3%
60
11.2%
31
8.4%
39

0
12.3%
191
Missing14161326069
TOTAL 100.0%
365
100.0%
450
100.0%
277
100.0%
467

19

1559



Belief in extraterrestrials by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not29.4%
32
21.6%
95
21.1%
125
20.1%
42
17.7%
35

5
21.3%
329
Probably not22.0%
24
33.9%
149
30.2%
179
35.4%
74
35.9%
71

4
32.1%
497
Probably31.2%
34
31.8%
140
35.5%
210
35.9%
75
38.4%
76

14
34.6%
535
Absolutely17.4%
19
12.7%
56
13.2%
78
8.6%
18
8.1%
16

5
12.1%
187
Missing17251763068
TOTAL 100.0%
109
100.0%
440
100.0%
592
100.0%
209
100.0%
198

28

1548



Belief in extraterrestrials by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not17.7%
101
18.2%
61
26.9%
163
16.1%
5

6
21.4%
330
Probably not31.0%
177
26.8%
90
36.3%
220
12.9%
4

11
31.8%
491
Probably38.7%
221
39.6%
133
28.9%
175
29.0%
9

11
34.8%
538
Absolutely12.6%
72
15.5%
52
7.9%
48
41.9%
13

6
12.0%
185
Missing2517166064
TOTAL 100.0%
571
100.0%
336
100.0%
606
100.0%
31

34

1544



Belief in extraterrestrials by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Absolutely not20.9%
156
21.6%
180
21.3%
336
Probably not30.7%
229
32.7%
272
31.7%
501
Probably33.9%
253
35.6%
296
34.8%
549
Absolutely14.5%
108
10.1%
84
12.2%
192
Missing294271
TOTAL 100.0%
746
100.0%
832

1578



Belief in extraterrestrials by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not24.7%
220
16.0%
54
10.3%
3
20.1%
35
19.1%
18

7
21.6%
330
Probably not34.6%
309
32.6%
110
44.8%
13
20.1%
35
26.6%
25

9
32.2%
492
Probably30.0%
268
41.2%
139
34.5%
10
46.0%
80
35.1%
33

20
34.7%
530
Absolutely10.7%
95
10.1%
34
10.3%
3
13.8%
24
19.1%
18

19
11.4%
174
Missing4016372068
TOTAL 100.0%
892
100.0%
337
100.0%
29
100.0%
174
100.0%
94

55

1526



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.