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    Poll: Americans Are Conspiracy Theorists

    ** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 4 **A car moves along the Extraterrestrial Highway near Rachel, Nevada, Wednesday, April 10, 2002. The ET highway was established by the Nevada Legislature in 1996 and runs along the eastern border of Area 51, a military base on the Nevada Test Site that the U.S. government has only recently admitted exists. (AP Laura Rauch)

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    Public Policy Polling embarked on the noble task this week of figuring out how many Americans believe in conspiracy theories—and the answer is more than you think. PPP's nationwide poll this week asked about 20 famous conspiracy theories, including the Roswell UFO crash (27 percent of Romney voters believe the U.S. government covered up the crash, as opposed to 16 percent of Obama voters), global warming (37 percent of voters believe it's a hoax), and the JFK assassination (51 percent of voters say a larger conspiracy was at work). Oh, and 13 percent of voters believe that Obama is the Antichrist, including 22 percent of Romney voters.

    Read it at Public Policy Polling