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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: General view of a model Dinosaur during the 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' photocall at London Bridge on May 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

If there’s one thing folks seem to have learned from the “Jurassic Park” movies is that the world is a better place without dinosaurs, which is why it seems most folks are not in favor of bringing them back from extinction.

  • A new YouGov poll sought to discover how Americans felt about saving certain animals from extinction.
  • It found that 74% of adults either strongly or somewhat support scientists’ attempt to keep some animals from going extinct.
  • 11% are strongly or somewhat opposed.
  • But only 32% are in support of scientists trying to bring back an extinct animal, with 45% opposed to the idea.
  • More men than women are in support of scientists trying to bring back extinct specials (37% vs. 27%).

As for specific species, the giant tortoise is the extinct animal most are in favor of trying to bring back (50%), followed by:

    • Passenger pigeon (44%)
    • Northern White rhinoceros (44%)
    • Dodo Bird (39%)

But when it comes to dinosaurs, most people agree they need to remain extinct.

  • Only 12% of people are in favor of trying to bring back the triceratops.
  • 11% would like to see the return of the pterodactyl.
  • 10% would like to see the return of the T-Rex.
  • In fact, 70% of Americans agree they do not want dinosaurs brought back and released into their original habitats.
  • As for humans, 48% of Americans actually think humans will go extinct at some point.

As for when Americans think this will happen…

  • Less than 100 years (7%)
  • Between 101 to 500 years (10%)
  • Between 501 to 1,000 (10%)
  • More than 1,000 years (21%)
  • It will never happen (21%)