1 Conspiracy Mindset

1.1 Items


Conspiracy Mindset

“Some political and social events are debated (for example 09/11 attacks, the death of Lady Diana, the assassination of John F. Kennedy). It is suggested that the ‘official version’ of these events could be an attempt to hide the truth to the public. This ‘official version’ could mask the fact that these events have been planned and secretly prepared by a covert alliance of powerful individuals or organizations (for example secret services or government). What do you think?”

  1. I think that the official version of the events given by the authorities very often hides the truth.


Conspiracy about 2016 Election

  1. I think the 2016 US Presidential elections will be rigged.


Conspiracy about 2016 Election’s Media Coverage

  1. Media coverage of the 2016 US Presidential elections has been controlled by vested interests behind one side of the debate.

All items were asked in 9-point scale raning from 1 (Definitely False) to 9 (Definitely True)

1.2 Descriptives

1.2.1 Means, SD, Range, & SE


Descriptives for Conspiracy Mindset Items
vars n mean sd min max range se
Mindset 1 1500 6.21 2.19 1 9 8 0.06
2016 Election 2 1500 4.99 2.67 1 9 8 0.07
Media Coverage 3 1500 5.74 2.02 1 9 8 0.05
All Items 4 1500 5.65 1.93 1 9 8 0.05

1.2.2 Proportions


Proportion of each response categories for Conspiracy Mindset Items
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Mindset 0.03 0.04 0.09 0.03 0.14 0.11 0.30 0.07 0.19
2016 Election 0.18 0.06 0.11 0.04 0.16 0.10 0.18 0.06 0.12
Media Coverage 0.04 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.33 0.10 0.21 0.07 0.12





1.2.3 Distributions


1.2.4 Correlations