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61 per­cent of Amer­i­cans be­lieve that “oth­ers be­sides Lee Har­vey Oswald” were in­volved in the as­sas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy; 52 per­cent be­lieved that the­ory in 1963; 81 per­cent be­lieved it in 1976, and again in 2001;

30 per­cent now be­lieve that Oswald was solely re­spon­si­ble for the as­sas­si­na­tion; 29 per­cent be­lieved that the­ory in 1963; 11 per­cent be­lieved it in 1976; 13 per­cent in 2001.

13 per­cent think the “oth­ers” in the con­spir­acy were gang­sters or in­volved in or­ga­nized crime; 13 per­cent say it was “the U.S. gov­ern­ment”; 7 per­cent cite the CIA, 5 per­cent Fidel Cas­tro, and 5 per­cent cite spe­cial-in­ter­est groups.

4 per­cent cite non­spe­cific “po­lit­i­cal groups”; 3 per­cent cite “racist groups,” 3 per­cent cite Lyn­don B. John­son and 3 per­cent the Soviet Union.

Source: A Gallup poll of 1,039 U.S. adults con­ducted Nov. 7 to 10 and Gallup his­tor­i­cal data.

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