An enlightening new Gallup poll concerning UFOs reportedly found that more than two-thirds of Americans believe that the government is covering something up about the phenomenon, but it appears that not everyone thinks that the secret is alien in nature. 1,018 people living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in the UFO survey which was conducted this past June. On the subject of whether or not the government knows "more about UFOs than it is telling us," 68% responded 'yes' and 29% replied 'no.' The result for that question was similar to a 1996 Gallup poll in which 71% of the people said that they thought there was such a coverup taking place.
Other insights from the survey were that 86% of Americans said that they had heard or read about UFOs and that only 16% of the people polled had personally seen what they thought was a UFO. It's worth noting that this was actually higher than previous responses to the same question when it was asked on five different Gallup polls ranging from 1996 all the way back to 1973.
As to whether or not UFOs are real or a product of the imagination, 56% of the people opined that sightings are genuine, while 39% disagreed with that assessment. What may be most interesting about this result is that, in the five past surveys on the subject, those opting to offer no answer was between 15% and 23% whereas the 2019 poll saw only 5% of the people fall into the category, suggesting something of a solidification of opinions on the topic.
More on this fascinating barometer of the American public's current perception of UFOs at the Coast to Coast AM website.