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Voters on the extreme left and right are far more likely to believe in conspiracy theories

van Prooijen, Jan-Willem (2015) Voters on the extreme left and right are far more likely to believe in conspiracy theories. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Conspiracy theories are a feature of political discourse across the United States and Europe, but are some types of voters more likely to believe in conspiracy theories than others? Jan-Willem van Prooijen presents findings from a study of belief in conspiracy theories among individuals in the Netherlands and the U.S. He writes that those on the extreme left and right of the political spectrum, together with those who are more likely to have faith in there being simple solutions to complex political problems, are substantially more likely to also believe in conspiracy theories.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2015/03/03/the-an...
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 14:18
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61732

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