If they had the chance, 43% of voters nationwide would go into space, land on the moon, and return to earth. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that total includes 56% of men and 31% of women.
Those under 35 are more interested than their elders: 65% of the youngest group would take a trip to the moon. Just 21% of senior citizen have the same interest.
Seventy-three percent (73%) believe it’s likely that a private company will send humans to the moon and back within five to ten years. Data released yesterday showed that 71% believe NASA will accomplish that feat by 2024. In that race, 37% believe the government agency will get to the moon before private companies. However, 36% believe private efforts will get there first. Another 27% are not sure who will win the race.
Fifty percent (50%) of voters believe that private companies will establish a colony on the moon or Mars within the next 25 years or so.
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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted May 16-17, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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