Most Americans believe that the US government knows more about U̳F̳O̳s than it reports, according to Gallup.
With the recent accumulation of millions of subscribers at the Storm A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51 event, interest in the U̳F̳O̳ topic and what the government knows about them now seems as great as never before.
In the latest poll, 68% of Americans thought the U.S. government was hiding data on the topic while only 29% believed that officials revealed everything they knew about the U̳F̳O̳s.
The result echoes an earlier 1996 survey in which 71% said yes to the same question.
This result is consistent across all demographic groups, according to Gallup.
33 percent of American adults thought in a separate poll that some U̳F̳O̳s were e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ in origin, while 60 percent remained skeptical-instead favoring the possibility of more natural explanations.
At some stage in their life, 16 percent claimed to have seen a U̳F̳O̳ themselves.
Overall, 86% of Americans reported reading or hearing about the topic of U̳F̳O̳s.
Whatever the explanation for such sightings, the phenomenon appears to have become well and truly embedded in the consciousness of the nation.