Conspiracy theories and the conspiracy mindset: implications for political ideology

@article{Sutton2020ConspiracyTA,
  title={Conspiracy theories and the conspiracy mindset: implications for political ideology},
  author={R. Sutton and K. Douglas},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2020},
  volume={34},
  pages={118-122}
}
  • R. Sutton, K. Douglas
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
  • We consider the significance of belief in conspiracy theories for political ideologies. Although there is no marked ideological asymmetry in conspiracy belief, research indicates that conspiracy theories may play a powerful role in ideological processes. In particular, they are associated with ideological extremism, distrust of rival ideological camps, populist distrust of mainstream politics, and ideological grievances. The ‘conspiracy mindset’ characterizes the ideological significance of… CONTINUE READING
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