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      Space Exploration  

 
 

CNN/ORC Poll. Aug. 7-8, 2012. Adults nationwide.

             

"As you may know, the U.S. has landed a robotic explorer on Mars that is sending back pictures and data. Do you think this is a major achievement, a minor achievement, or not an achievement at all?" N=502 adults (Version A), margin of error 4.5

 
    Major
achievement
Minor
achievement
Not an
achievement
   
    % % %    
 

8/7-8/12

72 18 9

 

 

             

"Do you think that life has ever existed on Mars?" N=508 adults (Version B), margin of error 4.5

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

8/7-8/12

31 62 7

 

 


 

CBS News Poll. June 17-20, 2011. N=1,045 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Since the moon landing more than forty years ago, do you think the U.S. space program has accomplished more than you expected, less than you expected, or about what you expected it to accomplish by now?"

 
    More Less About as
expected
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

6/17-20/11

23 36 35 6

 

             

"As you may know, the U.S. space shuttle program is scheduled to launch its final mission in July 2011. Given the costs and risks involved in space exploration, do you think the Space Shuttle program has been a worthwhile program, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/17-20/11

63 31 6

 

 

             

"How do you feel about the U.S. space shuttle program coming to an end? Are you pleased, disappointed, or don't you care much one way or the other?"

 
    Pleased Disappointed Don't care Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

6/17-20/11

16 48 33 3

 


 

Pew Research Center. June 15-19, 2011. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Do you think the space shuttle program has been a good investment for this country, or don't you think so?"

 
    Good
investment
Not a good
investment
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/15-19/11

55 36 9

 

 

             

"Thinking about the space program more generally, how much does the U.S. space program contribute to [see below]? Does it contribute a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much Nothing
at all
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %

 

 

"Scientific advances that all Americans can use"

 

6/15-19/11

38 36 16 6 5
             
 

"This country's national pride and patriotism"

 

6/15-19/11

34 34 20 8 5
             
 

"Encouraging people's interest in science and technology"

 

6/15-19/11

39 35 17 5 4
             

"In your view, is it essential or not essential that the United States continue to be a world leader in space exploration?"

 
    Essential Not
essential
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

6/15-19/11

58 38 4

 

 


Space exploration continued


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