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From this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson:

The rise of flat-Earthers in the United States...

And from The Guardian

Researchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat...

Is there a rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat?

I found this YouGov article which states "Just 66% of millennials firmly believe that the earth is round." The same article shows that a higher percentage of respondents believe the Earth is round with an increasing age group. However, YouGov doesn't publicly release its methodology, so I am not particularly inclined to believe its results (especially if uncorroborated).

I have also seen the graph below. However, it indicates (supposedly) search volume, which may not be proportional to the number of flat-Earthers (i.e. if I search "Flat earth," it doesn't necessarily mean I am a flat-Earther).

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Note: The tweet mentions "in the United States." This question relatedrelates to people in general as in the entire Earth population.

From this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson:

The rise of flat-Earthers in the United States...

And from The Guardian

Researchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat...

Is there a rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat?

I found this YouGov article which states "Just 66% of millennials firmly believe that the earth is round." The same article shows that a higher percentage of respondents believe the Earth is round with an increasing age group. However, YouGov doesn't publicly release its methodology, so I am not particularly inclined to believe its results (especially if uncorroborated).

I have also seen the graph below. However, it indicates (supposedly) search volume, which may not be proportional to the number of flat-Earthers (i.e. if I search "Flat earth," it doesn't necessarily mean I am a flat-Earther).

enter image description here

Note: The tweet mentions "in the United States." This question related to people in general as in the entire Earth population.

From this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson:

The rise of flat-Earthers in the United States...

And from The Guardian

Researchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat...

Is there a rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat?

I found this YouGov article which states "Just 66% of millennials firmly believe that the earth is round." The same article shows that a higher percentage of respondents believe the Earth is round with an increasing age group. However, YouGov doesn't publicly release its methodology, so I am not particularly inclined to believe its results (especially if uncorroborated).

I have also seen the graph below. However, it indicates (supposedly) search volume, which may not be proportional to the number of flat-Earthers (i.e. if I search "Flat earth," it doesn't necessarily mean I am a flat-Earther).

enter image description here

Note: The tweet mentions "in the United States." This question relates to people in general as in the entire Earth population.

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Has there been a rise of flat-Earthers?

From this tweet by Neil deGrasse Tyson:

The rise of flat-Earthers in the United States...

And from The Guardian

Researchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat...

Is there a rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat?

I found this YouGov article which states "Just 66% of millennials firmly believe that the earth is round." The same article shows that a higher percentage of respondents believe the Earth is round with an increasing age group. However, YouGov doesn't publicly release its methodology, so I am not particularly inclined to believe its results (especially if uncorroborated).

I have also seen the graph below. However, it indicates (supposedly) search volume, which may not be proportional to the number of flat-Earthers (i.e. if I search "Flat earth," it doesn't necessarily mean I am a flat-Earther).

enter image description here

Note: The tweet mentions "in the United States." This question related to people in general as in the entire Earth population.