Over the past 50 years, numerous conspiracy theories have materialized around public health matters such as water fluoridation, vaccines, cell phones, and alternative medicine. What remains unclear is whether the American public supports these conspiracy theories or whether they correlate with actual health behaviors.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: J. Eric Oliver, PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago, 518 Pick Hall, 5828 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: March 17, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.190.
Study concept and design: Both authors.
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Statistical analysis: Both authors.
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