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Almost 60 percent of Americans believe in conspiracy theories about JFK. Here’s why that might be a problem

Uscinski, Joseph E. (2018) Almost 60 percent of Americans believe in conspiracy theories about JFK. Here’s why that might be a problem. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

November 22nd marks 55 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. More than half a century after the event, a majority of Americans believe that more people were involved with the killing than simply Lee Harvey Oswald. Joseph E. Uscinski takes a close look at Kennedy conspiracy theories, arguing that one of the reasons they appeal so much is that there are so many of them. He writes that these beliefs, while appearing to be relatively harmless, have been fueled by the government’s often lack of transparency over the years, which may have helped to further erode trust in public officials.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2021 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111498

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