Public Policy Polling is out with a new series of results from a survey it conducted on Americans' beliefs in various "conspiracy" theories, and some of the results are rather surprising.
For instance, PPP found that 28 percent of voters believe secretive power elite with a globalist agenda are conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or a New World Order. A plurality people who voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election (38 percent) believe in the New World Order theory, compared to 35 percent who don’t.
Also somewhat jarring is the level respondents who believe President Barack Obama to be the "anti-Christ," a figure foretold in the biblical Book of Revelations who would initiate the end of the world. A full 13 percent of Americans — 22 percent of Romney voters, PPP notes — think Obama is the "anti-Christ."
Here are some of the other politically oriented findings include:
- 72 percent of Obama voters think George W. Bush intentionally misled the American public about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- 37 percent of voters — and 51 percent of Romney voters — think global warming is a hoax.
- 11 percent of voters think the U.S. government allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to happen.
- 28 percent of voters think Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11.
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