This is from an email soliciting money for The Skeptical Inquirer:
What needs to be on our agenda? Recent surveys suggest that Americans believe some outlandish things, often in astonishing numbers:
Last spring, Public Policy Polling found that:
- 13 percent of Americans think President Obama is the anti-Christ. Another 13 percent weren’t sure—they only thought it might be true!
- 20 percent believe there is a link between childhood vaccines and autism; 34 percent weren’t sure.
- 37 percent think global warming is a hoax; 12 percent weren’t sure.
- 28 percent believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is actively conspiring to rule the globe through an authoritarian world government—you know, the New World Order. 25 percent were unsure.
I think it’s the same 51-37-12 split here in Australia which may be the same split in both the Federal Cabinet and the Opposition front bench. Which is why we may keep wasting money on this stuff until hell freezes over, literally.