Most of Us Think Dinosaurs Still Exist

The movie “Jurassic Park” may be fiction, but it turns out a lot of Americans may not realize that. According to a new poll, many folks in the U.S. have a huge lack of knowledge when it comes to dinosaurs.

A new survey, conducted in conjunction with National Dinosaur Day (which was yesterday), finds:

  • Almost half of Americans believe dinosaurs still exist somewhere in the world.
  • And even if they don’t, many don’t realize how long they’ve been extinct.
  • 40% think dinosaurs existed between 2,000 and 10,000 years ago, when it was more like 230 to 60 million years ago.
  • While dinosaurs cold be found all over the world, 44% of folks think they only lived in Africa, Mexico and North America.
  • And when asked to identify different species of dinosaurs, most Americans could only identify four, despite their being more than 1,000.
  • The most well-known dinosaur is the Tyrannosaurusrex.
  • But 60% of Americans incorrectly thought the Doyouthinktheysaurus is an actual species of dinosaur.


But despite folks’ lack of dinosaur knowledge, lots of Americans have a real love of the creatures, especially children.

  • 84% of moms and dads say their children are “obsessed” with dinosaurs.
  • And apparently the kids get it from mom and dad, with 84% of parents saying their love of dinosaurs has been passed down to their kids. 

Source:SWNS Digital

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