Published On: Sun, Apr 8th, 2018

33 Percent of American Millennials Believe the Earth Is Flat, Survey

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Just 66 percent of millennials 18 to 24-year-olds in America convinced that the earth is round. The other 33 percent refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape. They apparently revitalizing Middle Ages flat earth conspiracy theories, national poll by a British market research firm YouGov revealed.

 

YouGov polled 8,215 people to find out if they ever believed in the “flat Earth” movement. Two percent of Americans resolutely say the earth is flat.
Nine percent answered that they have “always believed” the planet was flat, while 16 percent said they weren’t sure what the shape of the planet was.

76 percent of adults age 25-34 say they’ve always believed the Earth is round, compared to 82 percent of ages 35-44, 85 percent of ages 45-54, and 94 percent of adults 55 and over.

The survey had included questions regarding the participant’s income, religion, and political views. According to the survey, there is a direct correlation between the religiousness of a person with the belief that the world is flat. More than half the alleged flat-earthers had mentioned themselves as “very religious.”

As for political views, 83 percent of Democrats believe that the earth is round, while 89 percent of Republicans think that the earth is round. The income also plays a roll in that believe. Among people whose income are over $80,000 only 8 percent believe the earth is flat. For people who are earning less than $40,000, this number jumps to 21 percent.

 

 

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