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Obama, the anti-Christ? One in 4 Americans thinks so

Last updated on: April 5, 2013 10:01 IST

Obama, the anti-Christ? One in 4 Americans thinks so

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About one in four Americans suspect that President Barack Obama might be the antichrist, a new poll has found.

The survey conducted by Public Policy Polling found that 13 per cent of Americans thought Obama was 'the anti-christ'; while another 13 per cent were 'not sure'.

Some 73 per cent of people out rightly said that they did not think Obama was 'the anti-christ'.

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37 per cent Americans think global warming was hoax

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According to the Guardian, the poll also revealed that 37 per cent of Americans thought that global warming was a hoax, while 12 per cent were not sure and a slim majority, 51 percent, agreed with the overwhelming majority view of the scientific establishment and thought that it was not.

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28 per cent believe in New World Order conspiracy

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The survey also revealed that 28 per cent of people believed in a sinister global New World Order conspiracy, aimed at ruling the whole world through authoritarian government.

The poll found that another 25 per cent were 'not sure' and only a minority of American voters, 46 percent, thought such a conspiracy theory was not true.

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Partisan divide extends to the world of paranoia, aliens

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The survey was carried out in order to explore how voters' political beliefs impact on their willingness to embrace conspiracy theories -- it did indeed find that the partisan divide that is blamed for many problems in Washington DC also extends to the world of paranoia, aliens and Sasquatch, the report said.

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20 pc Republicans believe Obama heralding the End Times

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For example, when it comes to thinking global warming is a hoax some 58 per cent of Republicans agreed and 77 per cent of Democrats disagreed.

While 20 per cent of Republicans believed Obama is the anti-Christ heralding the End Times, only 13 per cent of independents did and just six per cent of Democrats.


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Source: ANI