Why Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories? - Deepstash
Why Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories?

Why Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories?

Here’s what the data and experts say about factors that contribute to unproven or disproven narratives:

  • They believe they benefit both socially and existentially from the conspiracy theory;
  • They need to feel unique by knowing “scarce information.”
  • They have a strong sense of individualism. Some people value individual freedoms as a moral imperative. This may lessen their sense of responsibility toward collective concerns.

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