Do I think BLS data are BS ? The Consequences of Conspiracy Theories

@inproceedings{Einstein2014DoIT,
  title={Do I think BLS data are BS ? The Consequences of Conspiracy Theories},
  author={Katherine Levine Einstein and David M. Glick},
  year={2014}
}
While the willingness of people to believe unfounded and conspiratorial explanations of events is fascinating and troubling, few have addressed the broader impacts of the dissemination of conspiracy claims. We use survey experiments to assess whether realistic exposure to a conspiracy claim affects conspiracy beliefs and trust in government. These experiments yield interesting and potentially surprising results. We discover that respondents who are asked whether they believe in a conspiracy… CONTINUE READING

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