Q-Related Attitudes: Who Believes Which?

In 2021, the Public Religion Research Institute polled people about 3 statements purportedly related to Q.

“Hispanic Protestants (26%), white evangelical Protestants (25%), and other Protestants of color (24%) are more likely than other religious groups to agree that the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.[1] Less than one in five Mormon (18%), Hispanic Catholic (16%), Black Protestant (15%), other Christian (14%), non-Christian religious (13%), white Catholic (11%), religiously unaffiliated (11%), white mainline Protestant (10%), and Jewish Americans (8%) agree with this statement.”

https://www.prri.org/research/qanon-conspiracy-american-politics-report/

“One in five Americans (20%) agree with the statement ‘There is a storm coming soon that will sweep away the elites in power and restore the rightful leaders,’ while a majority (77%) disagree. Nearly three in ten Republicans (28%), compared to 18% of independents and 14% of Democrats, agree with this secondary QAnon conspiracy theory. Trends among demographic groups are similar to those of the core QAnon conspiracy theory.”

(ibid.)

The third statement, related to violence, is NOT part of the Q canon. Just the opposite—Q advocates posting memes to social media as a form of activism.

In any case, nearly everyone polled disagrees with violence.

“Fifteen percent of Americans agree that ‘because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country,’ while the vast majority (85%) disagree. Republicans (28%) are twice as likely as independents (13%) and four times as likely as Democrats (7%) to agree that because things have gotten so far off track, true American patriots may have to resort to violence.”

(ibid.)

Source: “Understanding QAnon’s Connection to American Politics, Religion, and Media Consumption,” Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), May 27, 2021 (https://www.prri.org/research/qanon-conspiracy-american-politics-)

Sample Q posts repeatedly promoting memes:

By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Graphics by the author using the TextArt app. Public domain.