Life
by Andy Moore on April 2, 2013

If you're looking for an out-there topic of discussion tonight, look no further. Here are some highlights from PPP's latest national survey that looked at common conspiracy theories. The Atlantic Wire broke it down:

Conspiracy
Percent believing
Number of Americans believing

JFK was killed by conspiracy
51 percent
160,096,160

Bush intentionally misled on Iraq WMDs
44 percent
138,122,178

Global warming is a hoax
37 percent
116,148,195

Aliens exist
29 percent
91,035,072

New World Order
28 percent
87,895,931

Hussein was involved in 9/11
28 percent
87,895,931

A UFO crashed at Roswell
21 percent
65,921,948

Vaccines are linked to autism
20 percent
62,782,808

The government controls minds with TV
15 percent
47,087,106

Medical industry invents diseases
15 percent
47,087,106

CIA developed crack
14 percent
43,947,966

Bigfoot exists
14 percent
43,947,966

Obama is the Antichrist
13 percent
40,808,825

The government allowed 9/11
11 percent
34,530,544

Fluoride is dangerous
9 percent
28,252,264

The moon landing was faked
7 percent
21,973,983

Bin Laden is alive
6 percent
18,834,842

Airplane contrails are sinister chemicals
5 percent
15,695,702

McCartney died in 1966
5 percent
15,695,702

Lizard people control politics
4 percent
12,556,562

So there you have it. 12 million Americans believe a group of lizard people controls the U.S. government. And 15 million people think that everytime airplanes fly overhead, the government is spraying down some sort of mind-altering chemical. Kind of helps explain YouTube comments, huh?