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Conspiracy Theories Have Been With Us a Very Long Time

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It’s common for people to believe in conspiracy theories. So common that recent work suggests everyone believes in at least one conspiracy theory. But being common does not necessarily mean these unfounded assertions are becoming more widely accepted.

“Journalists are saying that ‘now is the time of conspiracy theory.’ But they’ve said that almost every year since the 1960s,” said Joe Uscinski, a political scientist at the University of Miami who studies the origins and behaviors associated with conspiracy theories. “At no time do they present any systematic evidence to back that up.”

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