Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire (CMQ)

Short Description: The five-item Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire (CMQ) is designed to efficiently assess the general propensity to believe in conspiracy theories. The CMQ examines meaningful associations with personality measures, generalized political attitudes (e.g. right-wing authoritarianism), individual differences (e.g. perceived socio-political control), and measurement equivalence across three language versions has already been established.

Methodological Details: Five self-report items. Examples include “Some secret organizations exert a major influence on political decisions.” and “Politicians usually don’t give any information about the true motives of their decisions.”

Contact

Year

Respondents

Dataset

Variables

Availability

Peter Haffke, University of Konstanz [E-Mail]

2013

1920

inno

cons01, cons02, cons04, cons03, im_cns, cons05

04/2016