As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth on Memorial Day, a University of Virginia Center for Politics-Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that Americans rate JFK more highly than other recent presidents. Read more
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The belief in a JFK conspiracy has slipped slightly, according a poll commissioned by the Associated Press. The survey found 59 percent of Americans think multiple people were involved in a conspiracy to kill the president, while 24 percent think Oswald acted alone. A 2003 Gallup poll found that 75 percent of Americans felt there was a conspiracy.
But what is most striking about these poll numbers is how similar they are to what pollsters found 50 years ago.