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Survey Sheds Light on Conspiracy Beliefs

Survey Sheds Light on Conspiracy Beliefs

A new survey on issues that concern Americans revealed that a remarkable number of people believe in a variety of conspiracy theories, including one that doesn't even exist!

Conducted by California's Chapman University, the third annual inquiry into what Americans fear provided a fascinating glimpse into conspiracy beliefs and culture.

Researchers found that, of the 1,511 respondents, a considerable percentage said that they subscribed to a variety of different conspiracy theories.

A whopping 54% of the people surveyed indicated a belief that the government is concealing the truth about 9/11.

The JFK assassination followed close behind with 49% and the ET presence as well as global warming also topped the forty percent mark.

Other conspiracy theories which scored higher than 25% were suspicions about a plot to create a one world government and doubts concerning President Obama's birthplace, the origin of AIDS, and the death of Antonin Scalia.

But perhaps most telling among the results from the survey is that nearly 33% of the people said that they believe the government is hiding the truth about the 'North Dakota crash.'

What makes this truly astounding is that there is no such conspiracy theory, leading the sociologists behind the survey to marvel at what appears to be a considerable level of paranoia running rampant in today's society.

Drilling down into the demographic details of the survey, researchers were able to create a fairly distinct profile of the typical conspiracy believer.

According to their data, such an individual is a white, low income Republican who is Christian but only occasionally attends religious services.

Then again, maybe that's just what they want us to believe.

Source: Live Science

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