Why Do Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon Appeal to Some People?

August 22, 2021

As part of a broad look at cults and conspiracy theories, several Inside Edition Digital journalists researched stories about the lives of those affected by these beliefs. Reporter Allie Weintraub noted that many contemporary conspiracy theories are positively correlated, “Meaning, the more you believe in one, the more likely you are to believe in others.” Reporter Johanna Li observed, “in times of uncertainty, people like looking to something that's bigger than themselves."

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