For this study, we are addressing the question: Does internet adherence effect an individual's belief in conspiracy theories? We are predicting that individuals with a higher level of internet adherence will have a stronger belief in conspiracy theories, while individuals with a lower level of internet adherence will have less of a belief in conspiracy theories. To test this prediction, participants took two surveys which test these two variables. To measure an individual's belief in conspiracy theories, we used the Conspiracist Belief Scale questionnaire and the Items of Internet Use questionnaire to measure levels of internet adherence.
Baird, Lauren; Lovgren, Morgan; and Johnston, Madaline, "Beliefs in Internet Use" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 93.