I come across statements like this all the time in my research:
I first heard the claim that everyone could become psychic – a popular claim among scattered factions of the New Age movement – while working on an assignment in 2015.
Which should make one wonder: What is the New Age "movement"? Is it like the Civil Rights Movement? If so, where do they gather? What do they want? Who are their leaders? And what are they up to? How can a "movement" be so influential they can make "a popular claim" but no one really knows who the popular are?
That a "movement" has been openly operating around America since the '60s, but the answers to these questions haven't, should tell you all you need to know.