New Poll On Conspiracy Theories
Published today by Public Policy Polling.
The poll finds 28% of voters 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. 34% of Republicans and 35% of independents believe in the New World Order threat compared to just 15% of Democrats.Also in the poll: Overall 7% believe the moon landings were faked, 5% believe that Paul McCartney has been dead since 1966 and was secretly replaced by the Beatles, and 4% believe that the world is being taken over by shape-shifting reptilian aliens. Hit the link for even more crazy. Chemtrails!
44% of voters believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the public about weapons of mass destruction to promote the Iraq War, while 45% disagree. 72% of Democrats believed the statement while 73% of Republicans did not. 22% of Democrats, 33% of Republicans and 28% of independents believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Just 6% of voters think Osama bin Laden is still alive. There is an intense partisan divide on whether or not global warming is a hoax: 58% of Republicans agree that it is a conspiracy, while 77% of Democrats disagree.
20% of Republicans believe that President Obama is the Anti-Christ, compared to 13% of independents and 6% of Democrats who agree. 51% of Americans believe there was a larger conspiracy at work in the JFK assassination, while 25% think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. 29% believe aliens exist and 21% believe a UFO crashed at Roswell in 1947.
NOTE: I strongly object to those global warming, Iraq War, and Saddam Hussein questions being lumped in with all that crazy bullshit. Not to mention questions about the possible existence of alien civilizations.