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

(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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