Studies have shown that approximately half of the humans believe that extra-terrestrial life exists in the universe and they want to make contact with alien life.
Physicist professor Stephen Hawking had said earlier that it could be dangerous for the humans if aliens discovered us, it could end life on Earth’.
The published findings said that 47 per cent of more than 26,000 respondents believe in the existence of alien civilizations in the universe.
Around 61 per cent of the respondents replied positively when asked if they believe in any kind of life-form on other planets. Roughly, a quarter said that they don’t believe in existence of life beyond Earth.
Research director, Martijn Lampert said, “The high score on the belief in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations and the distinct profile of these people partly explains the immense popularity of space movies such as Star Wars.”
“People who believe in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations are not a marginal minority”, he added.
According to the poll, the highest per cent of people believing in extra-terrestrial life in Russia, with a rate of 68 per cent, and the least in Dutch with 28 per cent.
The results of the survey helped the researchers understand why people loved the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
The interviews for the poll were conducted in 15 different languages in the countries representing 62 per cent of the Earth’s total population and 80 per cent of the global economy.