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Belief in a 'doomsday' is higher than ever


Posted on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 | Comment icon 149 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A new poll has indicated that 15% of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime.

Similarly, 10% believe that it will not only end but that it will happen on December 21st this year, the date on which the Mayan calendar stops. There's no mistaking that the amount of talk of a doomsday both in the media and in the movies is influencing people's perceptions of the likelihood that such an event might actually occur.

"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 research manager Keren Gottfried. "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."

"Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #140 Posted by _Only on 21 July, 2012, 2:42
I hope something happens soon or else I'll have to get a job and start paying my bills again The credit companies won't stop billing you after we're all dead and gone. They're good.
Comment icon #141 Posted by MID on 21 July, 2012, 17:25
The credit companies won't stop billing you after we're all dead and gone. They're good. But won't tyey all be dead and gone too???
Comment icon #142 Posted by _Only on 22 July, 2012, 2:00
But won't tyey all be dead and gone too??? They will. And you will. Yet you still will be accosted. Like I said, they are good.
Comment icon #143 Posted by Rob Awesome on 22 July, 2012, 19:33
I' m hoping to be wealthy in a future incarnation so it will even out
Comment icon #144 Posted by MID on 14 October, 2012, 23:32
They will. And you will. Yet you still will be accosted. Like I said, they are good. And you think that credit card companies will be populated by the un-dead after they're dead, and...that I'd care, after death about such action???
Comment icon #145 Posted by MID on 14 October, 2012, 23:36
They will. And you will. Yet you still will be accosted. Like I said, they are good. And they'll be still alive, and caring about money, especially my little money, AFTER THEY'RE DEAD??? Is it something you took, or drank, that results in this type of "thought"
Comment icon #146 Posted by _Only on 15 October, 2012, 7:45
Yes, a tall glass of sense of humor.
Comment icon #147 Posted by MID on 17 October, 2012, 2:51
Yes, a tall glass of sense of humor. Well, add some ice! It's good!
Comment icon #148 Posted by Morningstar. on 25 October, 2012, 17:44
I don't think the world will end soon, but i really do hope in a big change.
Comment icon #149 Posted by MID on 26 October, 2012, 21:25
I've ben rather hoping for a big change here!!!


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