Fifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. It was “one giant step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” That first step was witnessed by more than half a billion people.
Half a century later, though, interest in that historic event has waned. Just 34% of voters nationwide have followed news stories about the mission even somewhat closely. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 11% are following it Very Closely.
That may partially be the result that it no longer seems so spectacular an event. Seventy-five percent (75%) believe that, in their lifetime, humans will again walk on the moon. Forty-six percent (46%) expect to be alive when humans first set foot on Mars (a total that includes 62% of voters under 35).
Within a year, 71% believe that a private company will successfully send a human into orbit around the earth.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted July 13-14, 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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