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Why people believe conspiracy theories: a review of the research

Research Briefing

Keywords: conspiracy theories, beliefs, organisational commitment, intolerance to uncertainty, cognitive closure, disenfranchisement, social identification 42% of the American population believe that there has been a cover-up with regards to the events of 9/11, 10% of Americans aren’t sure and 48% don’t believe that there has been a cover-up. Over one third of Americans believe that […]

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Conspiracy theories: what the research says about why people believe them

Conspiracy Theories

Why people believe conspiracy theories: a review of the research     Conspiracy theories are everywhere, particularly on social media.  For examples the various conspiracy theories around 9/11 such as Explosives were planted in the twin towers by the government or government agencies before the attack and that the attack was known about and colluded with by […]

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