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.



  1. Expdoc

    And all 100 would be able to vote.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    Judging from what I see ,your correct Doc, and they all voted for Repbulicans. I mean it makes since those red States vote Republican even though Republicans vote against there best interests. Why a poor person would vote for a Republican is mind boggeling to me.

  3. What percent have never seen the inside of a dental suit?

  4. How many can’t spell suite? Me…………….

  5. Milton Waddams

    I’m amazed that the wackiest theory was left out. 40 of them believe in creationism.

  6. Brian Opsahl

    Dumb,Dumber,and Dumest…lol

  7. Robert

    Doesn’t a certain percentage believe in angels? And what about the ones the believe in resurrections after being dead for 3 days? And what about the ones that believe the Adam and Eve story of creation. What percentage of people believe in these?

    There’s a few on that list that Pat provided that I subscribe to in one form or another. I bet there’s other people on here that do too.

  8. Brian Opsahl

    That’s not the point…it’s the collective of crazys that beleive in this crap..!!
    Most being Republicans..i will bet from our Sothern borders

  9. Robert

    Yes it is the point. What about all those that believe in virgin births.. you know, that old immaculate conception theory and the JC thing. How can that be left off? I’d say a lot of those on the list that Pat provided have more potential to being possible, than those I’ve noted… but as a nation, we expect our president and other leaders to believe in them and honor them or they don’t get elected. Just saying… the south “ain’t” so different from the north on this set of beliefs/theories whatever you want to call them.

    I wonder if Pat believes in virgin births/immaculate conceptions, resurrections after 3 days and Adam and Eve as they are preached by the Bible believers?

  10. Robert

    And Brian, by the way, where I live, we have issues with gang problems just like all areas of the nation do. Heck, look at TX and what they are dealing with now. That white based gang down there don’t like lots of people, Jews, Gays, Blacks and prosecutors, to mention a few. But where I live we don’t have the level of gang activity Rockford does nor do they own 3/4 of the major metro area as their territories as it is in Rockford. Some day I’ll say where I live. For now, its all about Rockford. I can tell you were one the opposite end of that list that Rockford is on, on many of the list about livability.

  11. Brian Opsahl

    Some list is just like some opinions or rectums everybodys got one. I would bet my paycheck that not one of the list people have ever set foot in Rockford. they through out some criteria and data into a computer and out spits the good list and bad one…

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