In the course of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic since March 2020, it has become clear how wide­spread con­spir­a­cy myths are in Ger­many. In order to coun­ter­act their influ­ence in the social debate, it is impor­tant to find out which groups of peo­ple are par­tic­u­lar­ly affect­ed by them and to what extent the adher­ents of such con­spir­a­cies dif­fer from the rest of the pop­u­la­tion. This study deals with the effects of socio-demo­graph­ics, media behav­ior, and aspects of research on human val­ues on COVID-19 con­spir­a­cy myths. The aim is to inves­ti­gate whether the sup­port­ers of “Coro­na con­spir­a­cies” have dif­fer­ent fun­da­men­tal val­ues such as free­dom, secu­ri­ty, or equal­i­ty than peo­ple who do not deny the pan­dem­ic. The results of this report show that about 15 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion in Ger­many believe in a “Coro­na con­spir­a­cy”. This phe­nom­e­non can be found in all pop­u­la­tion groups. It turns out that peo­ple whose val­ues are very com­mu­ni­ty-ori­ent­ed are less like­ly to believe in Coro­na con­spir­a­cy myths than oth­ers. This group of peo­ple either pri­or­i­tizes the com­mon good over their own actions or empha­sizes the pro­tec­tion and equal­i­ty of all peo­ple. Fun­da­men­tal val­ues thus have a strong effect on belief in such myths.

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