Is there any evidence for a link between religiosity and belief in conspiracy theories? [migrated]

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Aug 25, 2021 06:27 PM 0 Answers
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I've heard claims made that more religious individuals were more likely to fall for various conspiracy theories. I've personally been able to find studies linking religiosity to belief in qanon conspiracy theories, but since Qanon is a conservative conspiracy theory it makes sense more religious people, who tend to be more conservative, would be more prone to believing conservative leaning theories so I don't take that as proof of a link between religiosity and general belief in conspiracy theories.

Thus I'm asking, has there been any peer reviewed studies that look at religiosity and (general) belief in conspiracy theories, and if so was a link found between the two, and if so how large a link?

I'm a little more interested in the USA perspective, but since I suspect the trends are mostly the same in most 1st world countries I'd accept studies that look at any country that's generally '1st world'. I'd accept studies of religiosity for Christianity, or general religiosity regardless of specific religion practiced. I really just want to know if the claims that religious folks are more likely to fall for conspiracy theories has any basis on reality.

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