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End of world poll

End of world poll

End of world poll, 1 in 7 think world will end soon, Roughly one in seven people worldwide think the world will end during their lifetime, according to a new poll. Ten percent think it will end this year, prompted in large part by speculation about the Mayan Long Count  which ends on Dec. 21 What did NASA say about claims of an impending apocalypse?
This country and this one have the highest percentage of residents who think the world will end this year. This nation has the lowest percentage.

Roughly 22 percent of people in this nation think the world will end in their lifetime, according to the pollA new poll has found that a surprising percentage of the world’s population – including 22 percent of Americans – believe the world will end during their lifetime.Ipsos, an independent market research company, is reporting that as many as one in seven global citizens believe the world will come to an end during their lifetime. A surprising one in ten  believe the end of the Mayan calendar, which will allegedly occur in December of 2012, will mark the end of the world. Another eight percent say they “have been experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012.

The poll, which was conducted among 16,262 adults in 21 countries, found that a majority of the world (86%) doesn’t believe Armageddon is coming anytime soon. However, the highest number of believers comes from the U.S. (22%), Turkey (22%), and South Africa (21%). The least number of those who believe they’ll live to see the end are in Great Britain (8%), Belgium (7%) and France (6%).

A smaller but still surprising number of people are convinced that the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012, will bring about the end of the world as we know it. One in ten (10%) respondents in 21 countries agree that the world will end on this day, while 90 percent of those polled disagreed. The highest number of believers can be found in China (20%) followed by Turkey, Russia, Mexico, South Korea and Japan at 13 percent. The U.S. ranks next in line at 12 percent. Germany and Indonesia have the least number of believers at only four percent.

Not surprisingly, those who believe they’ll see the end admit that it causes them to worry with eight percent of global citizens saying that because of their belief, they “have been experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012.”
Ipsos, an independent market research company, is reporting that as many as one in seven global citizens believe the world will come to an end during their lifetime. A surprising one in ten (10%) believe the end of the Mayan calendar, which will allegedly occur in December of 2012, will mark the end of the world. Another eight percent say they “have been experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012.

The poll, which was conducted among 16,262 adults in 21 countries, found that a majority of the world (86%) doesn’t believe Armageddon is coming anytime soon. However, the highest number of believers comes from the U.S. (22%), Turkey (22%), and South Africa (21%). The least number of those who believe they’ll live to see the end are in Great Britain (8%), Belgium (7%) and France (6%).

A smaller but still surprising number of people are convinced that the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012, will bring about the end of the world as we know it. One in ten (10%) respondents in 21 countries agree that the world will end on this day, while 90 percent of those polled disagreed. The highest number of believers can be found in China (20%) followed by Turkey, Russia, Mexico, South Korea and Japan at 13 percent. The U.S. ranks next in line at 12 percent. Germany and Indonesia have the least number of believers at only four percent.

Not surprisingly, those who believe they’ll see the end admit that it causes them to worry with eight percent of global citizens saying that because of their belief, they “have been experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012.”The end of the Mayan calendar, which spans about 5,125 years, on December 21, 2012 has sparked interpretations and suggestions that it marks the end of the world.

“Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for Reuters.

“Perhaps it is because of the media attention coming from one interpretation of the Mayan prophecy that states the world ‘ends’ in our calendar year 2012,” Gottfried said, adding that some Mayan scholars have disputed the interpretation.

Responses to the international poll of 16,262 people in more than 20 countries varied widely with only six percent of French residents believing in an impending Armageddon in their lifetime, compared to 22 percent in Turkey and the United States and slightly less in South Africa and Argentina.

But only seven percent in Belgium and eight percent in Great Britain feared an end to the world during their lives. About one in 10 people globally also said they were experiencing fear or anxiety about the impending end of the world in 2012. The greatest numbers were in Russia and Poland, the fewest in Great Britain.

Gottfried also said that people with lower education or household income levels, as well as those under 35 years old, were more likely to believe in an apocalypse during their lifetime or in 2012, or have anxiety over the prospect.

“Perhaps those who are older have lived long enough to not be as concerned with what happens to their future,” she explained.
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Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for Reuters.
“Perhaps it is because of the media attention coming from one interpretation of the Mayan prophecy that states the world ‘ends’ in our calendar year 2012,” Gottfried said, adding that some Mayan scholars have disputed the interpretation.
Responses to the international poll of 16,262 people in more than 20 countries varied widely with only six percent of French residents believing in an impending Armageddon in their lifetime, compared to 22 percent in Turkey and the United States and slightly less in South Africa and Argentina.
But only seven percent in Belgium and eight percent in Great Britain feared an end to the world during their lives.
About one in 10 people globally also said they were experiencing fear or anxiety about the impending end of the world in 2012. The greatest numbers were in Russia and Poland, the fewest in Great Britain.
Gottfried also said that people with lower education or household income levels, as well as those under 35 years old, were more likely to believe in an apocalypse during their lifetime or in 2012, or have anxiety over the prospect.
“Perhaps those who are older have lived long enough to not be as concerned with what happens to their future,” she explained.
Ipsos questioned people in China, Turkey, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, France, Spain, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Italy, South Africa, Great Britain, Indonesia, Germany.


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