Focusing primarily on three articles (Wood et al. 2012, Swami et al. 2011, and Goertzel 1994), but addressing others as well, I argue that there is a trend in the social science literature on conspiracy theories that is significantly misleading (presumably due to bias against conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists). Specifically, I show the following: (1) The often cited claim that conspiracy theorists tend to simultaneously believe contradictory conspiracy theories (based on Wood et al. 2012) is unfounded. (2) A study that purports to show that conspiracy theorists are more prone than others to believe entirely fictitious conspiracy theories (Swami et al. 2011) is one-sided and misleading. In addition, the authors make an error about belief that is analogous to the one made by Wood et al.