Pizzagate: The Conspiracy Theory That Some Want to Keep Believing In

An Economist/YouGov poll asks some questions about conspiracy theories.

After Edgar Maddison Welch‘s decision to “self-investigate” the Pizzagate conspiracy theory led to a multi-state road trip, the firing of a rifle inside a pizza place full of non-trafficked families, and an arrest and federal charges for Welch, you would think, if you were inclined toward rational thinking, that maybe this was the beginning of the end for Pizzagate. After all, a believer himself found nothing. But that’s not how conspiracies work.