The 12 Craziest Conspiracy Theories That American Voters Believe

The Democratic polling firm PPP did a national poll to find out Americans’ favorite black helicopter beliefs.

1. 9% say the government adds fluoride to the water supply for evil reasons.

2. 21% of voters say a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 and the US government covered it up.

3. 20% of voters say that there is a link between childhood vaccines and autism.

4. 7% of voters said that the moon landing was fake.

5. 13% of voters said Obama was the anti-Christ. This number went up to 22% when it was just Romney voters.

6. 29% of all voters said that aliens were real.

7. 14% of all voters believe in the existence of Bigfoot.

8. 15% of voters say the government adds mind-controlling technology to television broadcasts.

9. 5% of voters believe that exhaust from airplanes is actually chemical spray the government is using for undisclosed sinister reasons.

10. 6% of voters think Osama Bin Laden is still alive.

11. 15% of voters think the pharmaceutical industry “invents” new diseases to make more money.

12. 4% of voters believe in lizard people.

Read the rest of the poll here.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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