Willing to be commercial space flight passenger?
With the first commercial space flights slated to launch this year, we wanted to know how many Americans would be willing to fly on one of those flights.
Here’s the question to put to Americans participating in our national scientific opinion poll: “If money was no object, would you be willing to be among the first commercial space flight passengers?”
Twenty-three percent said yes, 52% said no, and 26% expressed no opinion.
Virgin Galactic plans to launch commercial sub-orbital space flights this year, with each flight including five minutes of weightlessness, with a price tag for each passenger of $200,000. Other ventures plan commercial passenger space flights, too.
Take a deep dive into the demographic crosstabs of our poll results to see which groups are most inclined to be among the first space flight passengers: Poll Position crosstabs – commercial space flights.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,145 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 31, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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