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SETI@home Poll Results

Last updated: Tue Sep 18 04:33:56 2001 UTC

Results are updated once an hour.

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Do you think there's life outside Earth? (99737 responses)
Yes 94.19%
No 1.47%
Not sure 4.33%
Should Earth send a signal for aliens to hear? (99506 responses)
Yes 78.19%
No 10.40%
Not sure 11.40%
Are aliens likely to be friendly or hostile towards us? (99437 responses)
Friendly 36.20%
Hostile 5.51%
Not sure 58.30%
What's your age range? (99529 responses)
0-12 0.29%
13-19 12.41%
20-39 61.47%
40-59 23.66%
60+ 2.17%
What's your gender? (99311 responses)
Male 92.70%
Female 7.30%
How many computers do you have running SETI@home? (99533 responses)
1 58.60%
2-4 33.76%
5-9 5.59%
10-99 1.93%
100+ 0.13%
Should the U.S. government fund SETI research? (99255 responses)
Yes 79.69%
No 11.52%
Not sure 8.79%
What's your main reason for running SETI@home? (97274 responses)
Find ET for the good of humanity 58.38%
Find ET to become famous 3.01%
Keep my computer productive 16.22%
Get my name on a top 100 list on the web site 2.30%
Other 20.10% Examples
How many hours is your computer running on a typical day? (99413 responses)
Less than 24 37.03%
24, because of SETI@home 34.47%
24, but not because of SETI@home 28.49%
When do you think humans will detect the first ET signal? (98314 responses)
Within the next 2 years 8.35%
Within the next 10 years 38.53%
Within the next 100 years 42.10%
More than 100 years from now 7.40%
Never 3.62%


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