A third of millennials think the Earth is flat

It’s a claim that enrages most scientists, but it seems that a third of millennials still think that the Earth is flat.

A survey by YouGov asked 8,215 US adults whether they believed the world is round or flat.

Despite a wealth of scientific data proving that our planet is round, the results revealed that two per cent of participants resolutely believe the Earth is flat.

In particular, the survey revealed that younger people were much more likely to believe that the Earth is flat.

Just 66 per cent of millennials said that they have always believed the world is round.

When delving deeper into the results, the researchers found that there may be a link between belief in a flat Earth and spirituality.

In a blog about the results, YouGov said: “For some flat Earthers, evidence of the Earth’s shape may be found in scripture – more than half of Flat earthers (52%) consider themselves ‘very religious,’ compared to just a fifth of all Americans (20%).”

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