'Do aliens exist?' is Britons' most popular scientific question
Published Jun 29 2012, 12:24 BST | By Ben Lee
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The British would most like to learn about the possibility of alien life, according to a survey researching popular scientific questions.
54%, from a total of 2,000 polled, expressed interest in finding out if humans are alone in the universe.
It beat out 'Will there ever be a cure for cancer?' which 46% said that they would like to know the answer to.
'Does God exist?', 'How big is space?' and 'How and where did life start on Earth?' round off the top five.
The poll marked the launch of Science Month, a new series airing on Eden.
Below is the top ten in full:1.
Are we alone in the universe? - 54%2.
Will there ever be a cure for cancer? - 46%3.
Does God exist? - 39%4.
How big is space? - 33%5.
How and where did life start on Earth? - 30%6.
Is time travel possible? - 29%7.
Will we ever colonise space? - 27%8.
What will replace oil and when? - 27%9.
How will the universe end? - 24%10.
How long can the human lifespan be extended? - 20%> One in five believe alients live on Earth> One in ten Brits 'believe David Cameron could be an alien'