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Conspiracy theories Americans believe today

If you don't believe in the New World Order, well, maybe you're one of the lizard people.

By Rich_Maloof Apr 3, 2013 4:59PM

It’s been said that we all have a fear of the unknown. Sometimes, learning what others fear is even scarier.

A national poll conducted last week reveals what many of your fellow Americans think about widespread conspiracy theories. Public Policy Polling, a young company founded by a Democratic businessman, surveyed 1,247 registered voters on conspiracy theories covering a range of topics, including Bigfoot, mind-control technology used by the media and whether a species of shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by assuming human form.

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We think a portion of those polled are just plain nuts. Then again, maybe we’re part of the conspiracy.

• Fourteen percent of voters polled say the CIA was instrumental in creating the crack cocaine epidemic in America’s inner cities in the 1980s.

• Four percent of voters say they believe “lizard people” control society by gaining political power.

• Fourteen percent of voters believe in Bigfoot.

• Fifteen percent of voters — the so-called “tinfoil hat” contingent — say the government or the media adds mind-controlling technology to TV broadcast signals.

• Nine percent of voters think the government adds fluoride to our water supply for sinister reasons rather than for dental health.

• Five percent believe exhaust seen in the sky behind airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons.

• Fifteen percent of voters think the pharmaceutical and medical industries “invent” new diseases to make money.

The poll, conducted at the end of March, also showed a sharp partisan divide on issues such as global warming, the Bush administration’s promotion of the Iraq War and whether President Barack Obama is the Antichrist. Even issues that are not as politically loaded found Republicans and Democrats at odds.

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• Twenty-one percent of voters say a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947 and the U.S. government covered it up. More of the Romney voters polled (27%) than Obama voters (16%) believe in a UFO coverup.

• Forty-four percent of those polled believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the public about weapons of mass destruction to promote the Iraq War, while 45 percent disagree. Slightly more Republicans (73%) than Democrats (72%) disagreed with the statement.

• Fifty-eight percent of Republicans agree that global warming is a hoax. Seventy-seven percent of Democrats disagree.

• Twenty-eight percent 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. More Republicans (34%) and independents (35%) polled believe in the New World Order than Democrats (15%).
All data come from the Public Policy Polling. Tip of the hat to HyperVocal for flagging the poll.

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Aug 4, 2013 11:14PM
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there is more important things in this country going on. then trying to figure out if some one found a big **** neanderthol bear... omg really,,, I pray for u... Russia has gave that rat protection and now there are 2 ships sent here .... If u don't believe in god ... you better god has created this world and our government is not procting us there killing  us over. and over. for political gain ... educate your self and pray

 

Aug 4, 2013 11:10PM
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AMERICANS OUR GOVERNMENT HAS SCREWED DUS, NOW REVELATIONS WILL HAPPENED GET YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONE GET PREPARED W/ ARMOR AND FOOD. AND NECESSITIES, AND PRAY ... WE HAVE NO TIME AMERICA IS IN JEOPARDY IF U DONT MAY GOD PROTECT U IN EVERY WAY... I PRAY FOR ALL AMERICA.

 

May 2, 2013 12:41PM
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Make no conspiracy about it, it's true! The evidence is overwhelming. Our government IS nothing but pure evil! They don't give a rats azz about any of us. They have brainwashed so many Americans through the media, poisoned our food and water supply, created and unleashed viruses to the people, inoculated our children with deadly vaccines, allowed the pharmaceutical companies to get people hooked on unnecessary drugs, they have stolen our money, created fear to start wars, I could go on and on... To me, that type of behavior is characteristics of none other than Satan himself! World War 111 is between two forces, Good (Jesus Christ) and evil (Satan) history DOES repeat itself, I know which side I'm on, do you?    
Apr 10, 2013 1:29AM
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They are only conspiracies until they get caught.  Until then, everybody is crazy for thinking such things...just like they want it to be.  The real problem is that the so called conspiracy's are not contrived at all.  The real ones can be followed with a little research.  America selling out America.  Ha!  Who would believe it?.......sarcasm here.  But while it was going on (think Clinton) anybody who said it outloud was crazy or anti whatever.  Pffffft.  It all makes me think of that movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".  It's about control -mind and money- and let nothing get in the way. 


Apr 8, 2013 6:06AM
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Gravity is a theory too, just so happens it appears to be real. 

 

“The affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order,” - Joe Biden (April 5th 2013) Vice President of the U.S.

Apr 6, 2013 1:07AM
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I'm surprised ONLY  44% believe that the iraq war was founded on lies.
Apr 3, 2013 11:01PM
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Both JFK and RFK where killed by the Government, this is no conspiracy theory it is the truth. If Oswald was the only shooter he had a clear shot prior to the motor Cade turning left (I forgot the name of the road). RFK was facing Serhan when he has shot behind the right ear by the cop that was holding his right elbow. All in the name of war! Both brothers where going to pull out of Vietnam, JFK sent 15,000 advisors, no troops. Once LBJ took over he sent 150,000 troops. The military contractors, wall street, Banks and oil companies have been running this country since JFK and they are not about to give up their power with out a fight, well come the Tea Baggers and the GOP!!!!!  
Apr 3, 2013 10:56PM
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I love how MSN lumps the governments agenda in with bigfoot and lizard people.When actions reflect fact then its not theory, it's fact. Nobody has seen bigfoot or lizard people, but we are all witnessing what the government is doing and it's not theory!
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