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Conspiracy theory belief in the United States 2018, by vote

A survey conducted in the United States in 2018 regarding belief in popular conspiracy theories indicated that 44 percent of Trump voters thought that Muslim immigration was part of a wider plan to create a Muslim majority population in the United States. Trump voters were far more likely to believe in almost all of the conspiracy theories in this survey, although the same percentage of Clinton voters (three percent) thought that the Holocaust has been exaggerated.

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

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 13-14, 2018

Number of respondents

657 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

US 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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