Jeff Bezos’s space odyssey
How piqued are other earthlings?

70%

of Americans will closely follow Jeff Bezos’s space journey as compared to 50% of Britons

69%

of Americans are curious about the Blue Origin auction winner’s identity as compared to 51% of Britons

36%

of Americans view space tourism as the next big step for humanity as compared to 23% of Britons

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s maiden flight to space on July 20 has generated much buzz and curiosity among both space enthusiasts and the general public. This report delves into people’s opinions about the drama surrounding the upcoming spaceflight and its future possibilities.

Jeff Bezos is all set to blast off into space soon. Edging past his contemporaries like Elon Musk and Richard Branson, Bezos will not only become the first billionaire to fly beyond the earth’s atmosphere but may also be the first businessman to bring the concept of space tourism to fruition. Far from the humanity-changing discussions this might inspire, much of the excitement for now seems to be centered around two petitions urging the Amazon founder not to return to earth, as well as the identity of the third ultra-rich passenger who will be part of the Blue Origin mission. So as the countdown begins, how keenly will people follow Jeff Bezos’s space journey, and what are their thoughts about the concept of space tourism? Piplsay polled 31,037 Americans and 9,113 Britons to get some details. Here is a summary of what we found:

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey was conducted nationwide in the US and the UK from June 25-27, 2021. We received 31,037 and 9,113 online responses respectively from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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