A recent breakfast TV slot on the UK's ITV pitted a cosmologist against a believer that the Apollo moon landings were faked.
I don't think the cosmologist did a good job of showing what sorts of evidence we have today that this is nonsense (to be fair it can be hard to oppose madcap conspiracy theories). For actual evidence this site has a good summary.
The programme conducted a live poll that showed the majority of viewers bothering to respond agreed with the conspiracy theorist. This is clearly one of those useless polls subject to ridiculous levels of response bias and, as such, worthless.
But the show also claimed that proper polls showed similar results:
But despite the live view of this remarkable human achievement, many non believers do exist: a survey found that a staggering 52% of Brits think the Moon landings from 1969-72 were faked, with an astonishing 73% of 25-34 year olds thinking it was all a hoax.
No references are given. Was this a quality poll done by a respected polling firm with a sensible question and properly randomised methods? Do other high quality polls exist showing that Apollo deniers are now in a majority?
Are we doomed to suffer a new age of unreason?