Study: Muslims, Atheists, Most Likely to Believe in Aliens; Jews, Christians, Not So Much

An astronomer is claiming in a new book, that individual notions of sentient life beyond Earth may be pegged to ones religious belief or disbelief, with – perhaps ironically – atheists and Muslims, leading the list, according to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail.

“When I did a library search, I found only half a dozen books and they were all written about the question of extraterrestrial life and Christianity, and mostly about Roman Catholicism, so I decided to take a broader look,” said Prof. David Weintraub, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.