Why do some people believe Conspiracy Theories?

The Eye of Providence, or the all-seeing eye of God, seen here on the US$1 bill, has been taken by some to be evidence of a conspiracy involving the founders of the United States and the Illuminati

The most familiar modern conspiracy claim is the assertion that the 2020 election was stolen. Despite the complete lack of any actual evidence that this actually happened, literally millions sincerly believe it to be true.

How many believe this?

A Reuters/Ipsos poll from last April revealed that as many as 55% of Republicans believe the Trump 2020 election…

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