The results of a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey were released on Monday, and it shows just how conspiratorial the American people have become. From September 11th to JFK, Area 51 to the moon landing, the findings of the survey are eye opening to say the least. On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu ran through some of the more surprising results.
According to the survey, 32% of Americans believe more than one shooter were involved in the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. 45% of adults, meanwhile, reject that theory.
When it comes to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 24% believe the U.S. government knew of the attacks ahead of time. 57% do not believe that conspiracy theory.
The birther movement is apparently still alive and well. 23% of people believe President Obama is not a U.S. citizen, while 60% of Americans reject the theory.
Do you believe Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon? According to Rasmussen, at the time of Armstrong’s death – just two years ago – a mere 5% of people believed the moon landing was staged. Today, that number has more than doubled to 14%.
After running through many of these numbers this morning, the poll results that garnered the most interest among Glenn, Pat, and Stu were those related to Area 51 and the existence of extraterrestrial life.
The Rasmussen survey found 20% of Americans believe a UFO crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Meanwhile, 33% are undecided and just 47% outright reject the theory. Rasmussen points out past surveys have shown a majority of Americans believe intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe.
So which theories – if any – are you on board with?
See the complete results of the Rasmussen survey HERE.