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Like religion, conspiracy theories are more complex than just a set of strongly held beliefs

David, Robertson (2021) Like religion, conspiracy theories are more complex than just a set of strongly held beliefs. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Conspiracy theories are often connected to religion; the past year has seen the rise of COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories among evangelical groups on social media, for example. To understand the connection between religion and conspiracy theories, we need to change the way we think about religion, writes David G Robertson. The beliefs which can drive both religions and conspiracy theories, he argues, are complex, social, and fluid, informing behaviors in often unpredictable and inconsistent ways.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 09:45
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2022 09:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113181

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