Facebook recently banned all pages and groups related to the digital conspiracy group QAnon, which is dedicated to using misinformation and disinformation to uncover a hidden child sex trafficking cabal connected to the U.S. government. New data shows how a quarter of Americans view claims made by QAnon supporters as accurate in some way despite their wildly unfounded nature.
In a new survey from Morning Consult, 24 percent of U.S. adults believe that claims made by QAnon supporters are either very or somewhat accurate. Another 28 percent say they don’t know, while roughly half say they’re either very or somewhat inaccurate.
There was a huge discrepancy observed between Democratic and Republican supporters on how accurate they view major QAnon theories. While just 18 percent of Democratic supports say they few the claims as at least somewhat accurate, an enormous 38 percent of Republican supporters said the same – with another 38 percent still on the fence.
Politicians have sporadically failed to disavow claims made by QAnon supporters, particularly Republican officials that potentially rely on this group for political support. One of the more prominent examples is the recent congressional election of Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Green, who has promoted and endorsed QAnon content in interviews and on her social media.