Opinion of Americans for Mars Mission

Gallup conducted a survey to know the opinion of Americans if they would support government's attempt to spend dollar for sending astranaut on Mars. They asked question among 1018 people living in the United States. Gallup had inquired this question just after the return of Apollo 11 in late July 1969. In July 1999 they repeated the survey.Earlier 39% had supported the mission, while 53% had disagreed with the project and 8 % had not said anything.
But this time 53% responded in favour of the Mars mission while 46% did not approve the mission and 1% had no opinion. 
Thus contemporary Americans are in favour of Mars Mission.