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More people in the UK believe in Aliens than believe in God

The survey of 1,359 UK adults was commissioned by XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a new videogame which tasks you with saving the world from an enemy invasion

by on 12 October 2012 09:22

Perhaps you'll be surprised, perhaps you won't be - but more Brits now believe in aliens than believe in God. 

According to a recent survey carried out by the makers of the new alien-shoot 'em up video game 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown',  an estimated 33.1 million inhabitants in the UK believe that life exists on other planets, while only 27.5 million - less than half the country - believe there is a God.

52 percent of the population believe evidence of UFOs has or would be covered up, because the fact of their existence would threaten the stability of the government.

10 percent of the country claim to have seen a UFO, with almost a quarter more men claiming to have done so than women.

The survey of 1,359 UK adults was commissioned by XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a new videogame which tasks you with saving the world from an enemy invasion.

“Just 20 years ago, religion was a huge part of life in the UK, and this shows just how much attitudes have changed,” said Nick Pope, formerly of the Ministry of Defence UFO Project. “Belief in the alien phenomenon is now more widespread than ever, with many wondering how we and our governments would react to the news that aliens existed.”

Interestingly, more men believe in life on other planets than women, with the same trend evident when considering if there is a God out there.

Furthermore, 20 percent of the Brits believes UFOs have landed, while over 5 million UK residents believe the Moon landings were faked.

At the end of this blog, I'm supposed to mention that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out now on Xbox, PS3 and PC. So there you have it.

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