A widespread belief in things that are totally untrue is still somehow thriving in the US.

Tell us something we don't know, we hear you shout, but bear with us.

A poll of 964 adults last month by New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University revealed that a majority of Republican voters believe the US did find an active WMD programme in Iraq after the 2003 invasion.

It will come as no surprise that the proportion of Fox News viewers who believe that assertion to be true is slightly higher, but what might surprise is how many people who watch The Daily Show think the same.

Excluding don't knows and grouping "definitely true" / "probably true" and "probably not true" / "definitely not true" into two groups

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