Qanon is as big as a major religious group in the US

Qanon is as popular as white evangelical Protestantism, or white mainline Protestants, according to a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core.

Thirty million Americans, or 15% of the population, say they believe “the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.” Nearly a quarter of Republicans — 23% — hold this belief.

Fifteen percent of Americans agree that “Because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country.” More than a quarter of Republicans agree with this.

Qanon belief correlates with getting news from Fox News or OANN.

Also, Qanon believers were also more likely to believe in other conspiracy theories — four in ten said “the Covid-19 vaccine contains a surveillance microchip that is the sign of the beast in biblical prophecy.”

We’re getting dangerously close to Civil War 2 here in the US. Or maybe World War II, and this time we’re the bad guys.

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