Analytical organization "Levada-Center conducted a survey and found that half of Russian citizens believe in extraterrestrial civilizations and alien. The accuracy of the data is not in doubt: 1600 volunteers for the study were collected from different localities by a representative sample. All the survey involved residents of the 134 cities and 46 regions of Russia.
25% of Russians believe that in the Universe we are the only intelligent species, and other civilizations do not exist. 24% could not answer the question, 51% were convinced of the existence of other intelligent worlds.
According to the data collected, 45% of Russians would like to expand research into space exploration, 41% believe that research should be maintained at the current level. Only 4% said about the need to reduce the financing of the space industry, and 10% did not respond.