Poll: 66 percent say upcoming Pentagon report on UAPs should be made public

A majority of voters say the forthcoming report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) provided by the Pentagon to Congress should be made public, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Sixty-six percent of registered voters in the May 30- June 1 survey said UAP report should be made public.

By contrast, 8 percent said it should not be made public and 26 percent said they are not sure.

Sixty-nine percent of both Republican and Democratic respondents said the report should be made public while 61 percent of independents agreed.

They survey found 36 percent of voters said they think the government report on UAP will be legitimate while 15 percent said they believe it will not be legitimate. 

Forty-eight percent of voters remain unsure.

The survey comes before the Pentagon is expected to release to Congress a report analyzing encounters of UAPs caught on U.S. military footage and witnessed by service members.

Ahead of the released to Congress, senior administration officials briefed on the findings told The New York Times that they found no evidence that the UAPs were alien spacecraft, however, they could not rule out the conclusion either.

Last year, the Pentagon launched a task force to study the unexplained sightings.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,893 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2.25 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte