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Study: Anti-Vaxxers More Likely To Believe In Conspiracy Theories

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Jun 23, 2018 … BRISBANE, Australia — Despite a mountain of scientific evidence and the vast majority of doctors standing behind the research, many parents are still skeptical of vaccinations for their children. But traditional medicine might not be the only thing they’re suspicious of. A new study now shows that “anti-vaxxers” are prone to supporting other common conspiracy…

Even Slight Innuendo In News Coverage Can Drive Conspiracy Theories, Study Finds

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Mar 06, 2018 … EXETER, England — Fake news has been a growing problem in recent years, and while many outlets have been vigilant in fighting against it, a new study finds that sometimes all it takes is just an implication or subtle hint within news coverage that can increase belief and adherence to false facts. Researchers from the University…

Those With Strong News Literacy Unlikely To Believe Conspiracy Theories, Study Finds

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Dec 04, 2017 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The better your news literacy, the less likely you’ll fall for conspiracy theories, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Illinois surveyed almost 400 online participants about their level of confidence in ten popular conspiracy theories, many discredited, while attempting to evaluate each participant’s ability to use news media literacy…

Why Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories? Study Points To Personality

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Mar 25, 2019 … SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — People who believe in conspiracy theories tend to possess similar personality traits, including the belief that they’re never safe and that nonsensical statements are more profound than silly, a recent study finds. Researchers at Union College in upstate New York sought to find out which personality characteristics were most likely to lead one…

Social Exclusion Leads To Belief In Conspiracy Theories, ‘Fake News,’ Study Finds

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Feb 21, 2017 … PRINCETON, N.J. — Is being a social outcast more likely to make you look at the world with suspicious eyes? According to a new study conducted by Princeton researchers, isolation may be the common denominator between those who frequently engage in conspiracy theories. Researchers ultimately concluded “that the feelings of despair brought on by social exclusion can…

What Makes Conspiracy Theorists Stick To Their Guns Despite Fact-Based Evidence?

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May 21, 2019 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people who like to base their beliefs and political leanings on fact are often bewildered when they find people who still believe that the Holocaust was a hoax, the Earth is flat, climate change isn’t real, or vaccines cause autism. But a new study suggests the true reason why these false…

Gunfire In JFK Assassination Couldn’t Have Come From Shooter On ‘Grassy Knoll,’ Study Finds

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Apr 30, 2018 … ROCKVILLE, Md. — Science may have finally put an end to the decades-old debate as to whether or not the bullets that killed President John F. Kennedy actually came second gunman positioned on the “grassy knoll” at Dallas’ Dealey Plaza back in November 1963. A new study shows that, based on the forward motion in…

Survey: 1 In 10 Americans Believe U.S. Government Created Coronavirus

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Apr 27, 2020 … Survey shows nearly a quarter of Americans believe the coronavirus originated in Chinese lab. One in five adults feel the outbreak is being over-exaggerated as a means to bring down President Trump’s chances at reelection. Social media, conservative news linked to belief in misinformation or conspiracy theories about the virus. PHILADELPHIA — Where do you usually…

New Age Conspiracy: Study Shows Many Believe Vaccine Misinformation On Social Media

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Feb 19, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — The anti-vaccination movement, despite its controversial philosophy, continues to gain quite a followers. Similar to popular conspiracy theories, the mindset that vaccinations do more harm than good has largely spread thanks to the internet and social media. Recently, researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center conducted a study on modern vaccine beliefs involving close…

Declining Trust Among Americans May Be Sending Many To Grave Sooner

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Oct 29, 2018 … New research shows greater levels of trust linked to a longer life. STOCKHOLM — Trust in America is on the decline, and it may be preventing many people from living longer lives. A new study finds that people who are more trusting of others tend to have longer lifespans than those mired in suspicion. Researchers from Stockholm…

Fake News 70% More Likely To Be Shared On Twitter Than Real News

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Mar 12, 2018 … BOSTON — New research into the science of fake news indicated that false or misleading stories spread notably faster on Twitter than real news. Perhaps even more surprisingly was the study found that human users, not Twitter bots, are responsible for this fake news acceleration, according to researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology “We found that…

Coronavirus Origins: Covid-19 Wasn’t Produced In A Lab, Scientists Conclude

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Mar 18, 2020 … Author: “The virus is the product of natural evolution, ending any speculation about deliberate genetic engineering.” JUPITER, Fla. — Over the course of this Covid-19 ordeal, a number of outlandish conspiracy theories have emerged that the virus was produced in a Chinese, Canadian, or American lab. Conspiracy theories have become an increasingly common part of everyday…

Media Responsible For Driving Conversations That Dominate Social Media Feeds

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Jun 07, 2018 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — If it seems like you glance at a headline and the next thing you know the story is consuming your Facebook and Twitter feeds, it’s no coincidence. A five-year study out of Florida State University found that the news media is responsible for shaping public discourse and gearing people up to express their…

Fake News Is Making The Coronavirus Situation Even Worse, Study Says

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Mar 17, 2020 … NORWICH, England — For the sane and decent, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to spread misinformation and fear during a time like this. Unfortunately, fake news regarding the coronavirus continues to spread. Now, a recent piece of research that investigated the effect of misinformation on influenza, monkeypox, and norovirus outbreaks says that curbing…

Study Finds Rise In ‘Doomsday Prepping’ Due To Mainstream American ‘Culture Of Fear’

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Aug 10, 2019 … CANTERBURY, England — “Doomsday prepping” or stockpiling food, medicine, weapons and other supplies in case of an apocalyptic scenario has long been considered peculiar behavior only exhibited by conspiracy theorists and other extremists in the United States. However, such prepping has actually been steadily on the rise in the U.S. over the past decade. So, what’s…

Unscientific Method: Study Finds All Those Big Data Studies Are Mostly Big Mistakes

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Jun 27, 2018 … Researchers say studying individuals, not large groups, is the only way to accurate conclusions BERKELEY, Calif. — People like to read studies. This, we at StudyFinds, know to be true. But we also know that people like to debate — and often debunk — the veracity and viability of studies, too. Now a study that actually…

Yes, Some Conservatives Are Science Deniers — And So Are Liberals, Too, Study Finds

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Feb 19, 2018 … CHICAGO — Conservative voters may be more likely to be considered science deniers due to their beliefs about the oft-debated subject of climate change; but a new study shows that regardless of whether one leans towards the right or left, people of all political persuasions engage in forms of science denial. The level of denial, researchers…

More Time Teens Spend On Phone, More Likely They’ll Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

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Dec 02, 2017 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The more time teens spend glued to their smartphones or other digital devices, the more likely they are to have attempted or contemplated suicide, a new study finds. Researchers from Florida State University and San Diego State University examined results from two surveys of adolescents that date back to 1991, the Monitoring…

People More Likely To Fall For Fake News If Popular On Social Media, Study Finds

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Oct 11, 2017 … NEW YORK — Is social media the key to fake news thriving? A new study finds that people are less likely to fact-check a story when the article is shared in a group setting. Researchers at Columbia Business School conducted eight related, computer-based social experiments, hoping to find how the presence of others affected one’s…

Study: Journalists Can Combat Bias Claims By ‘Adjudicating’ Political Disputes

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Sep 19, 2017 … EXETER, England — There is more to unbiased journalism than covering both sides of an argument equally. A well-known principle of good reporting is that equal coverage should only be given to opposing ideas when they have equal merit. When this doesn’t happen, “he said, she said” stories emerge that often result in readers falling…

Study: Being Ugly Might Be Better For Your Bank Account

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Feb 24, 2017 … LONDON — Good news if you’ve been told you’re either “very attractive” or “very ugly”:  there’s a decent chance you earn more money than those around you, a new study finds. Researchers at the London School of Economics and the University of Massachusetts have been able to somewhat dispel a pervasive theory regarding attractiveness, commonly referred…