America Loves Its Conspiracy Theories
4% believe 'lizard people' secretly control society: Public Policy Polling
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 8:31 AM CDT
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(Newser) – It's official: Americans love their conspiracy theories. Public Policy Polling asked voters to weigh in on 20 more infamous ones, and the results show that a not-insignificant number of people believe that President Obama is the anti-Christ (13%), Big Foot exists (14%), and the planet is secretly ruled by the New World Order (28%; 4% think our societies are actually ruled by "lizard people"). Among the other results:

  • 21% believe the government covered up a UFO crash in Roswell; 29% believe in aliens
  • 6% believe Osama bin Laden is alive; 5% think Paul McCartney has been dead for decades
  • 15% think there's mind-control technology hidden in TV signals
  • 37% think global warming is a hoax
  • 7% think the moon landing was faked
  • 15% think Big Pharma develops new diseases as a way to make money
  • 14% see the CIA's hand in the 1980s crack epidemic
Click here to read the full results.

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rodim
Apr 4, 2013 11:53 PM CDT
It amazes me that people believe the US government is intelligent enough to create a conspiracy, let alone maintain it!
BCS
Apr 4, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
http://www.prisonplanet.com/alex-jones-special-report-on-the-nwo.html In response to this poll, which was conducted by "Public Policy Polling" which is a state department front group. http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r210_35.pdf CIVILIAN INMATE LABOR PROGRAM. Army Regulation 210-35
Gemini528
Apr 3, 2013 2:41 PM CDT
AIDS is man made virus that was engineered in the labs of the US government. Of course the government will never admit to that. Maybe 100 years from now the truth will come out but at that point in time it won't really matter.