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Conspiracy theory belief in the United Kingdom 2018, by leave and remain voters

A survey conducted in the United Kingdom in 2018 regarding belief in popular conspiracy theories indicated that a majority of leave voters in the Brexit referendum believed that despite the UK being a democracy, only a few people actually ran things. Leave voters were far more likely to believe in all of the conspiracy theories in this survey, although 29 percent of them didn't think any were true.

Which, if any, of the following statements would you say are true?

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Release date

December 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

August 30-31, 2018

Number of respondents

2,171 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Some of these statements have been shortened and were worded by the source as follows:

Even though we live in what’s called a democracy, a few people will always run things in this country anyway

The Government is deliberately hiding the truth about how many immigrants really live in this country

Muslim immigration to this country is part of a bigger plan to make Muslims a majority of this country’s population

Regardless of who is officially in charge of governments and other organisations, there is a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together

The truth about the harmful effects of vaccines is being deliberately hidden from the public

Humans have made contact with aliens and this fact has been deliberately hidden from the public

The AIDS virus was created and spread around the world on purpose by a secret group or organization

The official account of the Nazi Holocaust is a lie and the number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II has been exaggerated on purpose

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