Poll: If Angry Aliens Attacked Earth, 21% of Americans Said They Would Call the Hulk
However, the poll results get particularly amusing when pop-culture is introduced into the questions.
About 79% of those surveyed think the government has kept information about UFOs a secret from the public, and 55% believe there are real-life Men in Black-style agents who threaten people who spot UFOs.
How would they handle alien contact?
22% would try to befriend the alien, 15% would run away, 13% would lock their doors, and only 2% would try to inflict bodily harm.
Okaaaay. But here's my favorite:
If angry aliens did attack Earth, 21% would call the Hulk in to deal with it, 12% would call Batman, and 8% would call Spider-Man.
Clearly a lot of the respondents had recently seen The Avengers, and honestly, I can't argue with that. Amusingly, a whopping 65 percent of respondents also claim that President Obama would be better equipped to deal with an alien invasion than Mitt Romney.
(Source: USA Today)