A hot air balloon with a design of an alien face flies at the Annual Red Rock Balloon Rally in Gallup, N.M., in 2005.
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It's official: Americans love their conspiracy theories. Public Policy Polling asked voters to weigh in on 20 more infamous ones, and the results show that a not-insignificant number of people believe that President Obama is the anti-Christ (13%), Big Foot exists (14%), and the planet is secretly ruled by the New World Order (28%). Four percent think our societies are actually ruled by "lizard people."
Among the other results:
- 21% believe the government covered up a UFO crash in Roswell; 29% believe in aliens
- 6% believe Osama bin Laden is alive
- 5% think Paul McCartney has been dead for decades
- 15% think there's mind-control technology hidden in TV signals
- 37% think global warming is a hoax
- 7% think the moon landing was faked
- 15% think Big Pharma develops new diseases as a way to make money
- 14% see the CIA's hand in the 1980s crack epidemic