Space tourism and exploration
How excited are people about it?

29%

of Americans would prefer Blue Origin for their space journey; 25% Britons would prefer Virgin Galactic

69%

of Americans and 55% of Britons are excited about the space tourism concept becoming a reality

39%

of Americans and 25% of Britons support Bezos and Musk’s vision to make space habitable for humans

Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos’s flights to the edge of space have helped usher in a new era of space tourism, with both companies planning to operate hundreds of commercial flights each year for millions of dollars per seat. This report delves into people’s opinions about the idea of space tourism and deep space exploration.

The battle of the world’s billionaires is slowly moving beyond the boardroom to outer space. Business people and space enthusiasts Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are all set to offer a brand new adventure for the world’s wealthiest – a chance to see the earth’s curved horizon and experience weightlessness in space for a few fleeting minutes. Space tourism, however, is just one of the many grander plans falling within Bezos and Musk’s overall cosmic ambitions, which also include having humans live and work in outer space one day. But with their long-term vision well beyond our lifetime and serious earthly problems like the pandemic and climate change facing humanity today, how important and realistic are these otherworldly pursuits? Piplsay polled 30,470 Americans and 8,800 Britons to get their insights. Here is a summary of what we found:

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey was conducted nationwide in the US and the UK from June 24-26, 2021. We received 30,470 and 8,800 online responses respectively from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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