Poll shows that many Americans believe in conspiracy theories

Public Policy Polling surveyed 1,247 registered voters by phone and found that conspiracy theories still thrive in the minds of some Americans.
by Heather Warlick Modified: April 22, 2013 at 12:30 am •  Published: April 22, 2013
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Public Policy Polling surveyed 1,247 registered voters by phone and found that conspiracy theories still thrive in the minds of some Americans. Here's what they found:

• 6 percent believe Osama bin Laden is still alive.

• 14 percent say the CIA helped create the crack cocaine epidemic in America's inner cities in the 1980s.

• 9 percent think the government adds fluoride to our water supply for sinister reasons (not just dental health).

• 15 percent say the government or the media adds mind-controlling technology to TV signals (the so-called Tinfoil Hat crowd).

• 28 percent think Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

• 5 percent believe exhaust from airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons.

• 11 percent believe the U.S. government allowed 9/11 to happen; 78 percent do not agree.


by Heather Warlick
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Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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