A list of wacky theories embraced by millions of Americans


If you could gather a group of 100 people accurately representing a cross-section of the American electorate, this is what you would get, according to a recent survey by Public Policy Polling:

Thirty-seven of them would believe that global warming is a hoax.

Six would believe that Osama bin Laden is still alive.

Twenty-one would believe that a UFO crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947 and that the U.S. government has covered it up.

Twenty-eight would believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.

Twenty-eight would believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Twenty would believe that there’s a link between childhood vaccines and autism.

Seven would believe that the moon landing was faked.

Thirteen would believe that Barack Obama is the anti-Christ.

Twenty-nine would believe that aliens exist.

Fourteen would believe that the CIA was instrumental in creating the crack cocaine epidemic in America’s inner cities in the 1980s.

Nine would believe that the government adds fluoride to our water supply for sinister reasons.

Fifty-one would believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in the assassination of John Kennedy.

Fourteen would believe in Bigfoot.

Fifteen would believe that the government or the media add mind-controlling technology to TV broadcast signals.

Five would believe that exhaust trails behind airplanes are chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons.

Fifteen would believe that the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry invent new diseases to make money.

Five would believe that Paul McCartney died in 1966.

Eleven would believe that the federal government allowed 9/11 to happen.

There’s more about this survey HERE, including a link to the full results.


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