Polls phone home. Does your political leaning reflect your views on the existence of alien life forms? According to Essential polling 71% of Greens voters think it’s likely that intelligent life exists somewhere else in the universe — more than the 54% of Coalition voters who think it’s likely and the 67% of Labor voters who think ET could really be out there. Some 35% of Coalition voters think it’s unlikely that intelligent life exists outside of earth, a higher rate than the 26% of the general population. Men are also more likely to think intelligent life exists than women. Compared to voters who believe climate change is happening and is caused by human activity, just 40% of Coalition voters polled earlier this month think that there is conclusive evidence that climate change is happening and caused by humans. Some 70% of Labor voters and 95% of Greens voters think that climate change is happening — more than think it’s likely that aliens exist. We’re not sure what this says about the existence of intelligent life here on earth, but you can make up your own mind.

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