An Imbalance in the Scales

A psychology survey had unusual scales for conspiratorial beliefs.

A recent paper involved a survey of English adults about conspiracy theories. The paper in Psychological Medicine also studied self-reported adherence to government guidelines. As an example, the paper claimed:

around one-fifth endorsed to some degree that ‘Jews have created the virus to collapse the economy for financial gain’.

This article looks at the unusual scale used to measure conspiratorial beliefs.