America. Land of the free, land of democracy, and apparently, land of some really weird beliefs (according to a University of Chicago study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the pew research center, CBS News polls, Public Policy Polling, Huffington post, National Geographic Survey, National Science Foundation and Gallup polls). From ghosts, to conspiracy theories, these are 25 unbelievable things Americans believe.
About 30% of Americans believe that climate change is mainly caused by “natural changes in the environment”.
Talking about environmental issues – 10% of Americans think it’s the environmentalists themselves who cause devastating oil spills.
About 33% of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the 9/11 attack.
More than a third of Americans believe that sexual orientation is a choice.
Americans seem to like unorthodox opinions in general as half of them believe in some form of conspiracy theory.
One in every five Americans believe that humans will be able to control the weather within a few decades.
As many as 18% Americans believe that the Earth is the center of the universe.
And one in four Americans believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth.
A quarter of Americans think the Darwin´s theory of evolution is not real.
According to the Consumer Federation of America and the Financial Planning Association, 20% of Americans believe that winning the lottery is a good financial plan.
Almost 33% of Americans believe in ghosts and 18% of Americans even claim they have seen some.
More than a third of Americans are sure aliens exist and as many as 80% think that US government has kept some secret information about UFOs.
More than three quarters of Americans believe there are indisputable evidences that aliens have already visited our planet.
About 7% of Americans believe the historic 1969 Moon Landing never happened.
7% of Americans are convinced that Elvis Presley is still alive.
Nearly one third of Americans believe that Bigfoot really exists.
Note: This is taking into account the “not sure” answers.