Remember when Roddy Piper declared, just before shooting down a slew of undercover aliens in the John Carpenter film They Live, that "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass—and I'm all out of bubblegum"? Based on a recent survey, some of you think Roddy had the right idea about outer-space visitors hiding among us, Reuters reported.
A global survey of 23,000 adults in 22 countries showed that 20 percent of the people polled believed not only that aliens exist, but also that they live in our midst disguised as humans.
Some parts of the world turned out to be more skeptical than others, in that more than 40 percent of people from India and China believed in the existence of disguised aliens, while only while 8 percent of the inhabitants from Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands agreed.
"It would appear that that there's a modest correlation between the most populated countries and those more likely to indicate there may be aliens disguised amongst them compared with those countries with the smaller populations," said John Wright, senior vice president of market research firm Ipsos. "Maybe it's a simple case that in a less populated country you are more likely to know your next-door neighbor better," he said.
In addition to there being a geographical differences, there's also a gender-based one—because more men than women—22 percent vs. 17 percent—believed that alien beings are on Earth.
What do you think? Are you one of those who believe?