The folks over at Public Policy Polling decided to see how many people believe in political conspiracy theories (ie; Obama is a secret Muslim; Obama is trying to take away our guns, etc).
They found that those who identify as Republicans were significantly more likely to believe such things. Here's my favorite line from the article:
"17% of voters said they think a group of world bankers are slowly eliminating paper currency to force most banking online – only to cut the power grid so regular citizens can’t access money and are forced into worldwide slavery. Nearly one in three Republicans (27%) believe the electronic currency theory while just 10% of Democrats agree."
They also found that 26% of Americans overall believe that Sharia law is being secretly implemented by Muslims in our court systems.
Twenty. Six. Percent.
Can someone please pass the scotch?