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Leonard David reports on a somewhat surprisingly optimistic view by the public of the probability of having people on Mars in 20 years time: Humans on Mars by 2033: New Poll Shows High Confidence – Coalition for Space Exploration.

Update Feb.12.13: questions the methodology and objectivity of the survey and the survey manager responds in the comments at Caveat Emptor – Space KSC.

Here’s another discussion of the poll:  Americans Confident Humans Will Walk on Mars Within Two Decades- ExploreMars – Feb.11.13

Update Feb.14.13: A couple more responses to the survey: