30% of Republicans have 'favorable' view of QAnon conspiracy theory, YouGov poll finds
- A YouGov survey of 1,500 US citizens found that 30% of self-identified
Republicanshave a favorable view of " QAnon."
- QAnon is a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims President Donald Trump is secretly fighting a "deep state" cabal of satanic pedophiles and cannibals.
- A December NPR/Ipsos survey found that 23% of Republicans believe in the baseless conspiracy theory.
The poll of 1,500 US citizens found that an overwhelming majority of Americans - around 63% - have a somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of the conspiracy movement. A plurality of Republicans, 39%, agree.But according to the survey, 30% of GOP voters who say they have a positive response to the conspiracy theory, which represents a sizable bloc of the party.
Only 47% of those surveyed, including a majority of Democrats, were confident that the assertion was false. Meanwhile, at least two new Republican members of Congress - Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado - are avowed followers of the "Q" hoax.As Insider's Rachel Greenspan has noted, QAnon, though decidedly online, is essentially a repackage of centuries-old anti-Semitic canards about child sacrifice and global domination.
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