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Aliens do not just exist, they also live amongst us disguised as humans – or so 20 percent of those polled in a recent global survey believe.

The Reuters Ipsos poll of 23,000 adults in 22 countries revealed that more than 40 percent of people from India and China believe we are not alone – on our own streets, let alone in the universe.

Those less likely to believe come from Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands, with only eight percent of people in earch country saying we live alongside aliens.

John Wright, Senior Vice President of market research firm Ipsos, said: “It would appear that that there’s a modest correlation between the most populated countries and those more likely to indicate there may be aliens disguised amongst them compared with those countries with the smaller populations.”

“Maybe the it’s a simple case that in a less populated country you are more likely to know your next door neighbour better,” he added.

However, 80 percent of people polled do not believe aliens are in our midst, while more men that women – 22 percent as opposed to 17 percent – believe aliens share the earth with us.

The majority of believers are under the age of 35 and spread across all income brackets.

Hat tip to Reuters

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