How susceptible are you to conspiracy beliefs?
Rate your agreement with the statements below – from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree.
1. For the most part, government serves the interests of a few organized groups, such as business, and isn’t very concerned about the needs of people like myself.
2. I have trouble doing what I want to do in the world today.
3. It is difficult for people like myself to have much influence in public affairs.
4. We seem to live in a pretty irrational and disordered world.
5. I don’t trust that my closest friends would not lie to me.
Answer key: 5-11: weakly, 12-18: moderately, 19-25: strongly
(Adapted from a scale developed by Patrick Leman)