QAnon conspiracy theory
Do Americans believe in it?


of Americans who know about QAnon believe in at least some parts of their conspiracies theories


of Americans believe QAnon will continue to exist even with President Trump losing the election


of Americans have looked up child sex trafficking since learning about QAnon

QAnon, an unfounded conspiracy theory, has gained tremendous popularity and support in the US, including from President Trump and many other politicians. This report gets insights into the ongoing buzz and changing opinion around this fast-growing movement.

The FBI has listed it as a domestic terrorism threat, but QAnon, once a fringe online conspiracy theory, has gone mainstream in no time. Particularly since the pandemic, social media has been flooded with QAnon content, one that centers around the claim that President Trump is secretly fighting a global cabal of child-sex predators in the government, business, and the media. It is unclear what will happen to the movement now that Donald Trump has lost the election, but for the time being, they seem to be growing in strength. How wide-spread has QAnon become, and how much have Americans come to believe in its unfounded theory? Piplsay polled 26,000 people nationwide to get some answers. Here is a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 53% of men and 31% of women believe in at least some parts of the QAnon conspiracy theories
  • 61% of Gen Xers find the political support to QAnon quite concerning as compared to just 39% of Gen Zers
  • About 64% of Millennials and 60% of Gen Xers and Gen Zers have looked up child sex trafficking because of QAnon
  • 54% of Millennials think QAnon will cease to exist with President Trump losing the election as compared to 46% of Gen Xers

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from November 8-9, 2020. We received 26,000 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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