Thursday, April 04, 2013

IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!

 
 
 
Just visited the website of Public Policy Polling and found the following regarding voters opinions about various conspiracy-related issues.  IMHO it is yet another vivid demonstration of the shallowness of the US electorate.  I have highlighted a couple of specific questions - for example, 13% of voters believe that Obama is the anti-Christ and another 13% aren't sure!  And there are some interesting partisan differences that were extracted from the data below, e.g. 44% of voters believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the public about weapons of mass destruction to promote the Iraq War, while 45% disagree; 72% of Democrats believed the statement while 73% of Republicans did not; 22% of Democrats, 33% of Republicans and 28% of independents believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
There is also an intense partisan divide on whether or not global warming is a hoax: 58% of Republicans agree that it is a conspiracy, while 77% of Democrats disagree; 20% of Republicans believe that President Obama is the Anti-Christ, compared to 13% of independents and 6% of Democrats who agree.
 
 

Q1 Do you believe global warming is a hoax, or
not?
Do ................................................................... 37%
Do not ............................................................. 51%
Not sure .......................................................... 12%

Q2 Do you believe Osama bin Laden is still alive,
or not?
Do ................................................................... 6%
Do not ............................................................. 83%
Not sure .......................................................... 11%

Q3 Do you believe a UFO crashed at Roswell,
New Mexico, in 1947, and the US government
covered it up, or not?
Do ................................................................... 21%
Do not ............................................................. 47%
Not sure .......................................................... 32%

Q4 Do you 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, or not?
Do ................................................................... 28%
Do not ............................................................. 46%
Not sure .......................................................... 25%

Q5 Do you believe Saddam Hussein was involved
in the September 11th, 2001, attacks on
America, or not?
Do ................................................................... 28%
Do not ............................................................. 51%
Not sure .......................................................... 22%


Q6 Do you believe there is a link between
childhood vaccines and autism, or not?
Do ................................................................... 20%
Do not ............................................................. 46%
Not sure .......................................................... 34%

Q7 Do you believe the moon landing was faked, or
not?
Do ................................................................... 7%
Do not ............................................................. 84%
Not sure .......................................................... 9%

Q8 Do you believe President Barack Obama is the
anti-Christ, or not?
Do ................................................................... 13%
Do not ............................................................. 73%
Not sure .......................................................... 13%

Q9 Do you believe the Bush administration
intentionally misled the public about the
possibility of weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq to promote the Iraq War, or not?
Do ................................................................... 44%
Do not ............................................................. 45%
Not sure .......................................................... 12%

Q10 Do you believe aliens exist, or not?
Do ................................................................... 29%
Do not ............................................................. 47%
Not sure .......................................................... 24%

Q11 Do you believe the CIA was instrumental in
distributing crack cocaine into America’s inner
cities in the 1980s, or not?
Do ................................................................... 14%
Do not ............................................................. 55%
Not sure .......................................................... 30%

Q12 Do you believe the government adds fluoride to
our water supply, not for dental health reasons,
but for other, more sinister reasons, or not?
Do ................................................................... 9%
Do not ............................................................. 74%
Not sure .......................................................... 17%

Q13 Do you believe that shape-shifting reptilian
people control our world by taking on human
form and gaining political power to manipulate
our societies, or not?
Do ................................................................... 4%
Do not ............................................................. 88%
Not sure .......................................................... 7%

Q14 Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted
alone in killing President Kennedy, or was
there some larger conspiracy at work?
Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone ..................... 25%
There was some larger conspiracy at work..... 51%
Not sure .......................................................... 24%


Q15 Do you believe in Bigfoot or Sasquatch, or not?
Do ................................................................... 14%
Do not ............................................................. 72%
Not sure .......................................................... 14%

Q16 Do you believe media or the government adds
secret mind-controlling technology to television
broadcast signals, or not?
Do ................................................................... 15%
Do not ............................................................. 70%
Not sure .......................................................... 15%

Q17 Do you believe that the exhaust seen in the sky
behind airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed
by the government for sinister reasons, or not?
Do ................................................................... 5%
Do not ............................................................. 87%
Not sure .......................................................... 8%

Q18 Do you believe that the pharmaceutical
industry is in league with the medical industry
to “invent” new diseases in order to make
money, or not?
Do ................................................................... 15%
Do not ............................................................. 69%
Not sure .......................................................... 16%

Q19 Do you believe Paul McCartney actually died in
a car crash in 1966 and was secretly replaced
by a lookalike so The Beatles could continue,
or not?
Do ................................................................... 5%
Do not ............................................................. 80%
Not sure .......................................................... 14%

Q20 Do you believe the United States government
knowingly allowed the attacks on September
11th, 2001, to happen, or not?
Do ................................................................... 11%
Do not ............................................................. 78%
Not sure .......................................................... 11%


Q21 In the last presidential election, did you vote for
Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Barack Obama................................................ 50%
Mitt Romney.................................................... 44%
Someone else/Don't remember ...................... 6%

Q22 Would you describe yourself as very liberal,
somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat
conservative, or very conservative?
Very liberal ...................................................... 11%
Somewhat liberal ............................................ 16%
Moderate......................................................... 31%
Somewhat conservative.................................. 23%
Very conservative ........................................... 19%

Q23 If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.
Woman ........................................................... 50%
Man................................................................. 50%

Q24 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican,
press 2. If you are an independent or identify
with another party, press 3.
Democrat ........................................................ 38%
Republican...................................................... 34%
Independent/Other.......................................... 28%
Q25 If you are Hispanic, press 1. If white, press 2.
If African-American, press 3. If other, press 4.
Hispanic.......................................................... 11%
White .............................................................. 72%
African-American ............................................ 12%
Other............................................................... 5%

Q26 If you are 18 to 29 years old, press 1. If 30 to
45, press 2. If 46 to 65, press 3. If you are
older than 65, press 4.
18 to 29........................................................... 15%
30 to 45........................................................... 20%
46 to 65........................................................... 45%
Older than 65.................................................. 20%

 
 




Addendum  -  Thanks To John R

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6 comments:

John Riegsecker said...

As usual xkcd has something to say on this:

http://xkcd.com/966/

Douglas E said...

Thans John - added the cartoon; and, love xkcd - probably makes us officially nerds.

Bizzy Brain said...

REALLY surprised at the low % of Do’s on question 13 about shape-shifting reptilian people controlling our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies. Am I the only one out there who thinks Hillary is the Lizard Queen?

Douglas E said...

Bizzy - I am guess that there are quite a few folks out there who think that Hillary is the Lizard Queen - probably should have been on the poll :-)

Phil L. said...

My favorite is the Hilldebeest.

hoosierdaddy said...

Phil - that is a good one. Then there's Hilldog from South Park, HillRod [Rodham], Shrillery and of course Nut Cracker :-)