47% Would Take Spaceflight If Offered the Chance

If they were offered—at no cost– the chance to take a trip into space and orbit the earth, 47% of voters say they’d be likely to do so. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 45% would not and 8% are not sure.

The totals include 28% who would be Very Likely to take the trip and 32% who say they would be Not at All Likely to take advantage of that opportunity.

Most men would go into orbit, most women would not. Younger voters are more likely than their elders to go on a spaceflight.

The survey also found that 37% think it’s a good idea for individuals and private companies to launch space flights. Twenty-four percent (24%) say it’s a bad idea and 22% say neither good nor bad.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen from July 26-27, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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