Who believes in conspiracies? Not who you think

Capital News Service
LANSING — Who’s more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, the politically knowledgeable or the politically ignorant? The answer is obvious: The politically ignorant, right? Wrong, at least when it comes to conservatives, according to a study by political scientists at the University of Minnesota and Colorado State University. That’s not to say many liberals don’t espouse conspiracy theories as well. Here in Michigan, for example, conspiracy theories concerning the Flint water crisis have poked up their ugly heads.