10 May 2013

The United States Of Conspiracy (Infographic)

I must admit my surprise at the height of some of these numbers.

Fourteen percent of Americans believe in Bigfoot/Sasquatch. Twenty-one percent of Americans believe that the government covered up a UFO crashsite at Roswell, New Mexico. Those are conspiracy theories that I am comfortable with people believing. I'm not sure why I'm comfortable with it, but I am. Perhaps it is because that, to some extent, I believe them. But I digress...

I am not comfortable with the four percent of Americans who believe that shape-shifting reptiles control the world. Seriously. Shape-shifting reptiles control the world? REALLY?!

I am also highly uncomfortable with the 18 percent and 28 percent of Americans who believe that the sun revolves around the earth, and that a "New World Order" is conspiring to rule the world, respectively.

I also find it intriguing that nine out of the 12 conspiracy theories displayed in this infographic are government-related. Even though only five percent of Americans believe that exhaust from airplanes contains sinister government chemicals, the cumulative effect of the results of these surveys points a heavy distrust of the government.

The United States of Conspiracy
Source: The United States of Conspiracy

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