Edit this page
Modify this page
Edit this string
         
Half of Americans Believe in 9/11 Conspiracy Theories



A majority of Americans believe that the government is concealing information about the 9/11 attacks, a recent survey suggests.

And that’s not the only conspiracy theory believed by a wide swath of Americans: around 40 percent believe the government is hiding information about aliens, the John F. Kennedy assassination and global warming. Conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination abound, and scientists say these ideas have become embedded in the very culture surrounding his death, with heaps of TV shows, books and movies on them.

We found clear evidence that the United States is a strongly conspiratorial society”, study lead author Christopher Bader, a sociologist at Chapman University in California, said in a statement. “We see a degree of paranoia in the responses. Most indicative is nearly one-third of respondents believed the government is concealing information about ‘the North Dakota crash’ a theory we asked about that – to our knowledge – we made up.”

Exactly why so many Americans seem to hold the right mix of belief and paranoia required to buy into conspiracy theories isn’t quite clear, though the study did identify certain types of people who are more or less likely to hold such beliefs.

Conspiracy theories

The findings are based on survey answers from 1,511 Americans ages 18 and over who took part in the National Survey of Fears – Wave 3. The surveys were weighted to provide demographically representative results based on the American population as a whole.

Results showed that a solid minority of people who not only believed in conspiracies involving the 9/11 attacks, but also held conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birth certificate and the origin of the AIDS virus. Nearly a fourth found something suspicious in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Here’s the breakdown:
The government is concealing what they know about…
- The 9/11 attacks: 54.3 percent agree or strongly agree;
- The JFK assassination: 49.6 percent agree or strongly agree;
- Alien encounters: 42.6 percent agree or strongly agree;
- Global warming: 42.1 percent agree or strongly agree;
- Plans for a one-world government: 32.9 percent agree or strongly agree;
- Obama’s birth certificate: 30.2 percent agree or strongly agree;
- The origin of the AIDS virus: 30.2 percent agree or strongly agree;
- The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: 27.8 percent agree or strongly agree;
- The moon landing: 24.2 percent agree or strongly agree.

Who believes?

Past research into the math behind conspiracy theories has found that the more people who are involved in keeping a plot secret, the higher the odds it will be unmasked eventually.

People who believe conspiracy theories tended to be more pessimistic, less trusting of people they know, and more likely to do things like buying a gun out of fear, the survey results indicated.

Based on the survey results, the person likeliest to have a conspiratorial mindset is a white, employed Republican with a lower income, who is affiliated with a Christian denomination but doesn’t attend religious services too often.

Conspiracy theorists tend to be more pessimistic about the near future, fearful of government, less trusting of other people in their lives and more likely to engage in actions due to their fears, such as purchasing a gun” Bader said.

This suspicion of government and conspiracy theories does not correspond with skepticism about everything. For instance, more than two-thirds of Americans, regardless of conspiracy-theory attitudes, held some belief in the paranormal.

 

yogaesoteric
July 7, 2017

 

Articles published recently

> 17 October9/11 what happened to the passengers?

> 17 OctoberAre We Losing Identity To The Hive?

> 16 OctoberAstroturfing and Media Manipulation Compromise Truthful Information

> 16 OctoberDavid Wilcock 9-8-18: Stunning New Briefings (5)

> 15 OctoberEndgame: Disclosure and the Final Defeat of the Cabal (14)

> 15 October6 Radical Shifts in Society Being Normalized by the New World Order

> 15 OctoberThe Surveillance State: An Inexorable March Toward Totalitarianism

> 14 OctoberOccult Worship – Hollywood’s Other Dirty Secret That Everyone Knows of But No One Talks About

> 13 OctoberSocial Engineering – The War on the Higher Mind of Humans: Here’s Why You Should Consider Converting Your Music to A=432 Hz

> 12 October‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia (1)

> 12 OctoberMonsanto Lied, Bullied Scientists To Hide Cancer Risks, Court Told

> 12 OctoberFormer Satanic Cult Member Exposes the Dark Illuminati Agenda (2)

> 12 OctoberGeostorm – Hollywood Introduces Weaponized Weather and Geoengineering to a Dumbed Down Public

> 11 OctoberDavid Wilcock 9-8-18: Stunning New Briefings (4)

> 11 OctoberHome of scientists who discovered contaminants in vaccines RAIDED; documents confiscated for the ‘good of science’

> 10 OctoberBrave New World And Individual Power

> 10 OctoberHow Some Of The World’s Elite Use Black Magic Rituals To Conjure Up Entities For More Power

> 10 OctoberHow The Elite Dominate The World: They Buy Politicians, And Incumbents Almost Always Win

> 9 OctoberThe Deep State’s Control is Coming to an End

> 9 OctoberEndgame: Disclosure and the Final Defeat of the Cabal (13)

> 9 OctoberWas Stanley Kubrick Telling Us Something With His 1999 Film ‘Eyes Wide Shut’?

> 8 OctoberOperation Zipper: The CIA’s Highly Organized Conspiracy to Assassinate President John F. Kennedy

> 8 OctoberGenetics Are the New Eugenics: How GMO’s Reduce the Human Population

> 8 OctoberMyths and truths about Zbigniew Brzezinski

> 7 OctoberFormer Satanic Cult Member Exposes the Dark Illuminati Agenda (1)

> 6 OctoberVoice to Skull Technology Is Embedded in 5G-Mind Control Reaches Its Apex

> 6 OctoberThe Hidden History of the Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia (Updated) – Part 3

> 5 OctoberWeather Weapons Are Real, They Have a Treaty to Regulate Them

> 5 OctoberDavid Wilcock 9-8-18: Stunning New Briefings (3)

> 5 OctoberHow the Zionists (Illuminati) Funded Both Sides of World War 2 – Hitler and Churchill Were Pawns

> 4 OctoberSpace Fence: Connecting The Surveillance And Transhumanist Agendas

> 4 OctoberAnother CIA horror show: Biological warfare expert Frank Olson’s fatal trip