A new poll now shows that Q-Anon is as popular as some major religions, and the followers believe that “patriots may have to resort to violence” to restore order to the country.
The Public Religion Research Institute and the Interfaith Youth Core found that 15 percent of Americans say they think that the levers of power are controlled by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles, and that violence may be necessary to purge the pedophiles from power.
And fully 20 percent of respondents said that they thought a biblical-scale storm would soon sweep away these evil elites and “restore the rightful leaders.”
“These are words I never thought I would write into a poll question, or have the need to, but here we are,” Robby Jones, the founder of P.R.R.I., said in an interview.
- 14% of all Americans are QAnon believers, who believe 1) pedophiles are in power 2) violence may be necessary 3) biblical storm is coming
- Of Republicans only, this is 25%
- Of Independents, 12% are believers
- Of Democrats, 7% are believers
Another category, QAnon doubters, mostly disagreed with the outlandish beliefs, but didn’t completely disavow them.
- This is 55% of where Republicans are at.
- 20% of Republicans flatly reject QAnon
- 58% of Democrats flatly reject QAnon
This all adds up to 30 million Americans who believe in QAnon, or the equivalent of the number of all white evangelical Protestants, or all white mainline Protestants.
The poll was conducted in March, analyzed over the spring, and released yesterday.
Source at the New York Times