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Support for QAnon is hard to measure — and polls may overestimate it | Nieman Journalism Lab

It’s hard to know how many people actually believe the key tenets of QAnon’s claims, including that devil-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles are somehow running the world. Its adherents have caused violence and insurrection, as happened at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and had raised concerns about a second attack on March 4. Both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released bulletins warning of the possibility of future violence from domestic terrorists, potentially including QAnon followers.

If lots of people follow QAnon, is it the case that — as one pollster put it — a significant portion of the American electorate has gone “bonkers”?

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Source: Support for QAnon is hard to measure — and polls may overestimate it » Nieman Journalism Lab

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