Do You Believe in UFOs?

 

If you said “yes”, 41% of the Yukon population agrees with you.  According to a recent DataPath Systems poll, out of the 300 Yukoners surveyed, 41% believe in UFOs, another 18% aren’t sure one way or the other, and 41% don’t believe. 

Among the believers, 36% based at least some of that belief on the fact that either they saw one themselves, or know someone who claims to have seen one.  Believers also tend to be younger than Non-Believers.  Among those under 35 years old, 48% believe in UFOs, while this decreases to 45% in the 35 – 49 year group, and is 32% of those over the age of 50.

Otherwise, Believers and Non-Believers are fairly similar in where they live, income, martial status, and gender.  The only other significant difference was 47% of employed Believers are in government jobs, while only 40% of employed Non-Believers are in government.  So, among all government workers, there is nearly a 1 in 2 chance you are sitting next to a believer, while in the private sector, the Non-Believers will out number Believers three to one.

And those who can’t decide?  They tend to be slightly more educated, more likely employed with higher incomes and in the private sector. 

The survey was conducted by DataPath Systems; an independent Yukon-based market research company. Telephone surveys were conducted with 150 Whitehorse residents and 150 non-Whitehorse residents between February 14 and 21/2001. The data is weighted to accurately represent Yukoners based on the community they live in, their age and gender. Percentages are statistically valid to +/- 5.5%, 19 times out of 20 (95% confidence). This was a non-commissioned study, paid for by DataPath Systems.