More than Half of Americans Believe in 9/11 Conspiracy Theories per Chapman University survey

Chapman University Oct 11, 2016
"What Aren’t They Telling Us?"
"The most prevalent conspiracy theory in the United States is that the government is concealing information about the 9/11 attacks with slightly over half of Americans holding that belief...."
Main Survey Page -


It’s All a Conspiracy (10 conspiracy theories surveyed including one bogus conspiracy theory)
"...Perhaps most indicative of the conspiratorial nature of Americans is the tenth conspiracy theory we asked about…one which, to our knowledge, we created."

"Respondents to the Chapman University Survey of American Fears were asked if “The government is concealing what they know about…the North Dakota crash.” A third of Americans (33%) think the government is concealing information about this invented event."

"Were the North Dakota crash added to the ranked list of conspiracies (see above), this invention would rank as number six, just under plans for a one world government....."

Half Of Americans Believe 9/11 Conspiracy Theories “The United

Half Of Americans Believe 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
“The United States is a strongly conspiratorial society.”

A majority of Americans believe that the government is concealing information about the 9/11 attacks, one new survey suggests.

And that’s not the only conspiracy theory believed by a wide swath of Americans: Around 40 percent believe the government is hiding information about aliens, the John F. Kennedy assassination and global warming. Conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination abound, and scientists say these ideas have become embedded in the very culture surrounding his death, with heaps of TV shows, books and movies on them. [Top 10 Conspiracy Theories Explained]

“We found clear evidence that the United States is a strongly conspiratorial society,” study lead author Christopher Bader, a sociologist at Chapman University in California, said in a statement. “We see a degree of paranoia in the responses. Most indicative is nearly one-third of respondents believed the government is concealing information about ‘the North Dakota crash,’ a theory we asked about that — to our knowledge — we made up.”

Exactly why so many Americans seem to hold the right mix of belief and paranoia required to buy into conspiracy theories isn’t quite clear, though the study did identify certain types of people who are more or less likely to hold such beliefs.
Conspiracy theories....


I am surprised that this wasn't used as a hit piece... see below

Cool about Huffington Post. A lot of news places picked this up. Many news links are listed at the bottom of the Chapman main survey page.

I am surprised that the mainstream media did not use this as a hit piece in order to invalidate the 9/11 aspect. A different Headline could have appeared: "One Third of Americans Believe that Total Fabrications are Conspiracy Theories".

The Chapman survey created a bogus, non-existent event. (North Dakota crash)
One third of the survey respondents said the government was covering it up.

A statistic like that points out that perhaps one third do not thoroughly research a topic and perhaps tend to believe even fabrications.

For me the "North Dakota crash" explains why some folks follow Judy Woods or believe in the plane holograms.

Oct 28, 2016 - The Daily Bell the election nears

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Oct 28 2016
The Daily Bell
"Now Hillary Makes Conspiracy Theory Credible: 50% Believe"

"...Before, those who believed in 9/11 conspiracy theories hovered around 20-30 percent according to the mainstream media. Now it’s up to 50 percent, according to this article.

Hell, it’s probably more like 60-70 percent anyway. There is perhaps a hard core of 30 percent of people living in the US who will likely never acknowledge anything wrong with the system or people in power.

But for most citizens, we’ve long suggested the current election is destroying the credibility of the ruling classes and their facilities.

Whatever in government that was supposed to be credible, from the IRS, to the FBI, to the Justice Dept., Congress and the presidency itself, has been visibly damaged by Hillary’s election campaign...."


"...The conduct of this past campaign and the Clinton’s evident criminality has reinforced all that is wrong with the US in the views of many and, additionally, has made it clear that even the deepest suspicions of how the US operates are justified.

We can come away with two realizations from this.

The first is that despite Hillary’s possible election, the US as a valid and valuable entity is shattered in the eyes of many. This is actually a good development in our view given that the US (and its British controllers) has not been positive for freedom or peace in the world at least since the end of the Civil War.

The second conclusion, which is not a popular one but which we have voiced before, is that the disaffection of the American public was SUPPOSED to be heightened by the Hillary campaign.

The idea here is that chaos and  paranoia is supposed to be endlessly increased until the US, like other nation-states, virtually shatters and more aggressive globalism can be introduced in the wake of the disintegration.

Western nation-states currently have strong cultures. These cultures need to be torn down if true globalization is to be introduced...."