PPP Conspiracy polls results

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#1 Posted by Aljosa23 (25887 posts) -

Conspiracy Theory Poll Results

On our national poll this week we took the opportunity to poll 20 widespread and/or infamous conspiracy theories.  Many of these theories are well known to the public, others perhaps to just the darker corners of the internet.  Heres what we found:

-          37% of voters believe global warming is a hoax, 51% do not. Republicans say global warming is a hoax by a 58-25 margin, Democrats disagree 11-77, and Independents are more split at  41-51. 61% of Romney voters believe global warming is a hoax

-          6% of voters believe Osama bin Laden is still alive

-          21% of voters say a UFO crashed in Roswell, NM in 1947 and the US government covered it up. More Romney voters (27%) than Obama voters (16%) believe in a UFO coverup

-          28% of voters believe secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.  A plurality of Romney voters (38%) believe in the New World Order compared to 35% who dont

-          28% of voters believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks.  36% of Romney voters believe Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11, 41% do not

-          20% of voters believe there is a link between childhood vaccines and autism, 51% do not

-          7% of voters think the moon landing was faked

        13% of voters think Barack Obama is the anti-Christ, including 22% of Romney voters

-          Voters are split 44%-45% on whether Bush intentionally misled about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. 72% of Democrats think Bush lied about WMDs, Independents agree 48-45, just 13% of Republicans think so

-          29% of voters believe aliens exist

-          14% of voters say the CIA was instrumental in creating the crack cocaine epidemic in Americas inner cities in the 1980s

-          9% of voters think the government adds fluoride to our water supply for sinister reasons (not just dental health)

-          4% of voters say they believe lizard people control our societies by gaining political power

-          51% of voters say a larger conspiracy was at work in the JFK assassination, just 25% say Oswald acted alone

-          14% of voters believe in Bigfoot

-          15% of voters say the government or the media adds mind-controlling technology to TV broadcast signals (the so-called Tinfoil Hat crowd)

-          5% believe exhaust seen in the sky behind airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons

-          15% of voters think the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry invent new diseases to make money

-          Just 5% of voters believe that Paul McCartney actually died in 1966

-          11% of voters believe the US government allowed 9/11 to happen, 78% do not agree

Full results here

#2 Posted by jimkabrhel (15426 posts) -

Result of this study: more education is needed.

#3 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
I still think Bin Laden is still alive. I saw no body so I don't believe the FBI.
#4 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
People should have at least 10% of their OPs be in their own words.
#5 Posted by Aljosa23 (25887 posts) -

People should have at least 10% of their OPs be in their own words.dave123321
lol at this suggestion coming from mr. one sentence per post. :P

#6 Posted by DroidPhysX (17093 posts) -
People should have at least 10% of their OPs be in their own words.dave123321
Only communists have quotas
#7 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
I wonder if Oswald acted alone. Alien secrets don't seem plausible.
#8 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -

[QUOTE="dave123321"]People should have at least 10% of their OPs be in their own words.Aljosa23

lol at this suggestion coming from mr. one sentence per post. :P

just something that annoyed me about a departed user. Though you're actually are good.
#9 Posted by airshocker (30915 posts) -

Your threads are almost as bad as Dave's.

#10 Posted by Aljosa23 (25887 posts) -

Your threads are almost as bad as Dave's.

airshocker

are you upset because youre a romney voter?

#11 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
How is that question regarding the CIA even debatable? The got caught red handed in Nicaragua .
#12 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -

Your threads are almost as bad as Dave's.

airshocker
Stuff like this makes me regret when I delete my comments where I poke fun at you then have 2nd thoughts about it
#13 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
you guys think there is more to the JFK thing?
#14 Posted by airshocker (30915 posts) -

are you upset because youre a romney voter?

Aljosa23

Naw,

#15 Posted by Aljosa23 (25887 posts) -

-          15% of voters think the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry invent new diseases to make money

Is this a prominent conspiracy theory? I've never seen it mentioned before.

#16 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -

-          15% of voters think the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry invent new diseases to make money

Is this a prominent conspiracy theory? I've never seen it mentioned before.

Aljosa23
Doesn't seem new to me. Variation on the idea that they actively try to not find cures or to get rid of those that do. Just the next step from that.
#17 Posted by Laihendi (5834 posts) -
Liberals believe what the mainstream liberal media tells them to believe. That should not be a surprise. If MSNBC tells them a UFO did not crash in Roswell then they will laugh at anyone who even suggests otherwise, regardless of whether they have actually done any research on the matter.
#18 Posted by DroidPhysX (17093 posts) -

-          15% of voters think the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry invent new diseases to make money

Is this a prominent conspiracy theory? I've never seen it mentioned before.

Aljosa23
Like virus companies manufacturing malware/spyware so they can sell virus protections.
#19 Posted by airshocker (30915 posts) -

Stuff like this makes me regret when I delete my comments where I poke fun at you then have 2nd thoughts about itdave123321

It's okay, Dave. You're still the maestro of trolling/bad thread making.

#20 Posted by sonicare (53607 posts) -
[QUOTE="dave123321"]People should have at least 10% of their OPs be in their own words.DroidPhysX
Only communists have quotas

Or college admissions.
#21 Posted by Retro_Future (118 posts) -

[QUOTE="DroidPhysX"][QUOTE="dave123321"]People should have at least 10% of their OPs be in their own words.sonicare
Only communists have quotas

Or college admissions.

More proof colleges are liberal and communist indoctrination centers. Santorum was right!

#22 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -

[QUOTE="dave123321"]Stuff like this makes me regret when I delete my comments where I poke fun at you then have 2nd thoughts about itairshocker

It's okay, Dave. You're still the maestro of trolling/bad thread making.

You should come back to tdh.
#23 Posted by Allicrombie (25514 posts) -

[QUOTE="dave123321"]Stuff like this makes me regret when I delete my comments where I poke fun at you then have 2nd thoughts about itairshocker

It's okay, Dave. You're still the maestro of trolling/bad thread making.

so harsh.
#24 Posted by JML897 (33133 posts) -

-          4% of voters say they believe lizard people control our societies by gaining political power

Aljosa23

Oh my god.

#25 Posted by Allicrombie (25514 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

-          4% of voters say they believe lizard people control our societies by gaining political power

JML897

Oh my god.

:lol:
#26 Posted by airshocker (30915 posts) -

The iksar are real?!

#27 Posted by David719 (1826 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

-          4% of voters say they believe lizard people control our societies by gaining political power

JML897

Oh my god.

Seriously, what the Hell?

#28 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -
[QUOTE="airshocker"]

[QUOTE="dave123321"]Stuff like this makes me regret when I delete my comments where I poke fun at you then have 2nd thoughts about itAllicrombie

It's okay, Dave. You're still the maestro of trolling/bad thread making.

so harsh.

mhm
#29 Posted by airshocker (30915 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"][QUOTE="airshocker"]

It's okay, Dave. You're still the maestro of trolling/bad thread making.

dave123321

so harsh.

mhm

Yet you keep coming back for more.

#30 Posted by dave123321 (34363 posts) -

[QUOTE="dave123321"][QUOTE="Allicrombie"] so harsh.airshocker

mhm

Yet you keep coming back for more.

I am always blindsided by you. Like the schoolyard bully. I went to school to learn. Not to confront people like you. Not that there was actually a bully at school, but that's beside the point.
#31 Posted by airshocker (30915 posts) -

I am always blindsided by you. Like the schoolyard bully. I went to school to learn. Not to confront people like you. Not that there was actually a bully at school, but that's beside the point.dave123321

Rofl.

#32 Posted by Aljosa23 (25887 posts) -

Liberals believe what the mainstream liberal media tells them to believe. That should not be a surprise. If MSNBC tells them a UFO did not crash in Roswell then they will laugh at anyone who even suggests otherwise, regardless of whether they have actually done any research on the matter.Laihendi
This could be applied to every ideology, though.

#34 Posted by NEWMAHAY (3797 posts) -

Liberals believe what the mainstream liberal media tells them to believe. That should not be a surprise. If MSNBC tells them a UFO did not crash in Roswell then they will laugh at anyone who even suggests otherwise, regardless of whether they have actually done any research on the matter.Laihendi
It seems to be that conservatives ignore research not liberals. I don't understand your logic here.

#35 Posted by jeremiah06 (7169 posts) -
My guess is that most of these people didn't really take the polls seriously...
#36 Posted by mingmao3046 (2648 posts) -
14% of voters say the CIA was instrumental in creating the crack cocaine epidemic in Americas inner cities in the 1980s uhh that is a fact, not a conspiracy. there is ample evidence that the CIA funneled tons of cocaine into the US