What conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers have in common

It's going to take more than repeating evidence to change their minds

Antivaccination beliefs often go hand-in-hand with conspiracy theories, according to Australian researchers who examined the psychological factors that might motivate people to reject the scientific consensus.

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The University of Queensland study, the first to test the relationship between conspiracy beliefs and antivaccination attitudes among a global sample, surveyed 5,323 people from 24 countries.

Four conspiracy theories were put forward: that Princess Diana was murdered; that the American government knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance and chose