25 Unbelievable Things Americans Believe

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.

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About 30% of Americans believe that climate change is mainly caused by “natural changes in the environment”.

global warmingSource: Yale/Gallup/Clearvision Poll

Talking about environmental issues – 10% of Americans think it’s the environmentalists themselves who cause devastating oil spills.

oil spillSource: Public Policy Polling


About 33% of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the 9/11 attack.

saddam husseinSource: CBS News/New York Times Poll

More than a third of Americans believe that sexual orientation is a choice.

sexual orientationSource: Gallup Poll


Americans seem to like unorthodox opinions in general as half of them believe in some form of conspiracy theory.

conspiracySource: Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style(s) of Mass Opinion by J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

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