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In a recent poll, almost half of Britons believe that Area 51 exists to secretly investigate aliens and nearly forty percent believe that the U.S. government orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Are Britons really this nutty as a citizenry?

Probably not. Although reported by respected papers like The Guardian and The Scotsman, the poll was conducted online as part of a viral marketing campaign for the new X Files movie I Want To Believe. Although one might argue that fans of X Files are more inclined to be conspiracy minded, thus skewing the results of the poll, one wonders if perhaps this poll inadvertently gives a metric of the top conspiracy theories amongst the credulous…

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