Close To Half Of Americans Believe That Dinosaurs “Definitely” Roam The Earth In Recent Poll

  • A recent OnePoll survey asked 2,000 Americans if they believed that dinosaurs may still exist in remote areas of the world. 46% of them said “yes, definitely”.
  • A further 22% of them said “yes, possibly” and only 33% of respondents correctly said no.
  • An utterly astounding 60% of those Americans polled thought there was a dinosaur called the “doyouthinktheysarus.”

Sinead Butler from Indy100 writes:

Dinosaurs lived between about 245 and 66 million years ago, and are, I hope we can all agree, long dead.

Turns out, a surprising number of Americans believe they still roam the Earth today. We’ve one question – where do they think they’re hiding?

A recent OnePoll survey asked 2,000 Americans if they believed that dinosaurs may still exist in remote areas of the world, 46% of them said “yes, definitely”.

A further 22% of them said “yes, possibly” and only 33% of respondents correctly said no.

Perhaps they thought Jurassic Park was a documentary…

It was 66 million years ago when dinosaurs went extinct but apparently most of the Americans survey do not believe this to be true.

Only 10% of respondents correctly said when they went extinct.

Elsewhere, there was a wide range of incorrect answers:

  • 23% said the extinction happened 2,000 years ago,
  • 21% said 100 years ago,
  • 18% responded 10,000 years ago
  • 13% said 3 million years ago.

And 15% said that it was none of the above. Yikes.

Despite these inaccurate guesses, most were able to recognise a tyrannosaurs rex.

However, an astounding 60% think there was a dinosaur called the “doyouthinktheysarus.”

More people thought this was more right than wrong – so let’s just take a second to appreciate that…”

See full story here.



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