For this study, we are addressing whether an individual who is more extreme in their political ideation is more likely to have a conspiracy mindset than individuals who identify as more moderate. We hypothesize that as political extremism increases among individuals, the likelihood of having a conspiracy mindset also increases compared to those who are more moderate. To test this prediction, we incorporated two preexisting questionnaires to gather information on political ideation and conspiracy beliefs.
Palmer, Amanda; Duffer, Tyler; and Wilms, Shannon, "Conspiracy Theories and Political Affiliation" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 81.