Essential Report

Do you think it is likely or unlikely that intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe?

Jul 28, 2015

Q. Do you think it is likely or unlikely that intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Total likely 60% 67% 54% 71% 55%
Total unlikely 26% 19% 35% 18% 31%
Very likely 23% 25% 20% 32% 20%
Likely 37% 42% 34% 39% 35%
Unlikely 16% 12% 21% 13% 16%
Very unlikely 10% 7% 14% 5% 15%
Don’t know 15% 14% 10% 11% 14%

60% think it is likely that intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe and 26% think it is unlikely.

Those more likely to think intelligent life exist elsewhere were men (64%), Greens voters (71%) and Labor voters (67%).

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