More than half of Russians believe that US astronauts have never been to the moon and that the US authorities and NASA cover up this fact by faking evidence of moon landings, a new poll said.
In a recent survey titled "Science and Society: Authority and Trust," experts from the Russian state pollster VTSIOM wrote that 57 percent of Russians currently believe that US allegations of successful manned missions to the Moon are lies Proof of these missions was faked. Only 24 percent of respondents said they believed that manned lunar missions were real.
The researchers also said that 65 percent of those who believe that the US authorities lie about the moon landings have a secondary education. 1
When asked: the scientists had " objective knowledge " about the reality in which the Russian public again shared in almost equal proportions: 42 percent agreed that this was true, 41 percent said that the scientists did not claim this truth, albeit in good faith.
In the same poll, three percent of Russians said they personally supported the flat-earth theory. 93 percent said they shared the traditional view that the earth is a spherical planet, and four percent found it too difficult to answer the question.
As far as the aliens are concerned, 45 percent of respondents said they believed in the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and 42 percent thought that aliens either do not exist or, for some reason, prefer not to visit Earth and contact humans. Eighteen percent of respondents said they believe the authorities have hidden evidence of foreign visits to the public.
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