“Forty percent of respondents said they believe the coronavirus was made in a lab in China even though there is no evidence for this [except the spliced HIV and SARS receptors found on it]. Scientists say the virus was transmitted to humans from another species [other scientists dispute this].
And one-third of Americans believe that election fraud helped Joe Biden win the 2020 election, despite the fact that courts, election officials and the Justice Department have found no evidence [except the mountains of evidence made public in open hearings over last few weeks in several states] of widespread fraud that could have changed the outcome.
The poll results add to mounting evidence that misinformation [we define as “information outside approved story”] is gaining a foothold in American society and that conspiracy theories [aka “normal people being skeptical of poorly contrived narrative with information that doesn’t add up”] are going mainstream, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. This has raised concerns about how to get people to believe in a “baseline reality,” [also known as the official approved narrative] said Chris Jackson, a pollster with Ipsos [owned by “establishment interests”].”
Original Sauce: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/30/951095644/even-if-its-bonkers-poll-finds-many-believe-qanon-and-other-conspiracy-theories
Archived Sauce: https://archive.is/Hic7p