In the age of social media, conspiracy theories have found a fertile breeding ground, and even the topic of earthquakes is not immune to this trend.
Scientists report that having positive interactions with other people from diverse groups can help reduce the amount of harmful conspiracy beliefs about those groups.
These individuals are also prone to emotional volatility and impulsivity, according to the study's findings.
People with a greater belief in conspiracy theories related to the pandemic were more likely to also think the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
14 percent believe monkeypox was intentionally released into the global population, while 30 percent say they aren’t sure.
U.S. polls indicate that up to a quarter of Americans believe COVID-19 was “intentionally planned by powerful people.”