Clear Majority Of Americans Still Believe JFK Murder Conspiracy
Most Consider Federal Government, CIA Top Suspects
Nov 15, 2013
Despite misleading headlines in some quarters, a clear majority of Americans still believe that president John F. Kennedy was killed as part of a conspiracy involving entities and individuals other than Lee Harvey Oswald.
With the 50 year anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, next week, Gallup has conducted a poll to determine whether the conspiracy theory still resonates with Americans.
Its findings are concrete, with 61 percent saying they believe JFK was not killed by a lone gunman. Only 30 percent believe that Oswald was the sole assassin, and that The Warren Commission’s findings were accurate.
The latter figure is almost identical to one from a poll conducted one year after the assassination, in November 1963, when just 29 percent said they believed the lone gunman theory.