20% of Americans think microchips are inside COVID-19 vaccines – study – .

20% of Americans think microchips are inside COVID-19 vaccines – study – .

20% of Americans believe the conspiracy theory that microchips may have been planted in COVID-19 vaccines that millions of people have already taken around the world, according to a study by YouGov and The Economist which took place last week.

Despite a lack of evidence to support such a claim, the poll concluded that overall, 15% of Americans said this conspiracy theory was “probably true,” while another 5% said declared that it was “quite true”.

The same poll found that 27% of people aged 30 to 44 also supported this theory. 8% of Biden voters and 29% of Trump voters believed in the theory. 14% of Democratic voters and 32% of Republican voters also shared the same sentiment.

Misinformation regarding COVID-19 has been a controversial topic over the past year. Most recently, US President Joe Biden said misinformation on social media about the virus had “killed people.”

Fake content has been posted on social media regarding the microchip theory, with many conspiracy theorists claiming COVID-19 is just a cover-up for governments and businesses around the world to track millions of people using vaccines.

Other conspiracy theorists have targeted Bill and Melinda Gates, claiming they were behind this so-called conspiracy. In response, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the BBC that was completely “wrong”.

In January, following rumors that the COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility or contains pork-derived products, several Jewish doctors warned of the conspiracy, saying there was “absolutely no evidence” to this statement.


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