One out of five Americans is stressing over the pending 2012 doomsday event. Do they not realize that space is a violent place and that our eventual demise could have come at anytime? I have children and I am concerned about the direction the world is headed during 2012. I simply do not have time to worry about what I can’t prevent or protect myself from. What say you?
This from HuffPo:
The Mayan calendar will cycle back to zero on Dec. 21, 2012 for the first time since 3114 B.C. and people around the world–from Argentina to Asia and the Middle East–believe that fact to be an indicator of doomsday.
One in 10 people believe the end of the world will occur in 2012, and nearly one in seven believe the world will end in their lifetimes, according to a new Reuters survey.
Many believe the end of the Mayan calendar will bring a catastrophe– death by flood, meteorite showers or a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field. Others believe the calendar’s end will begin a transition into a new era during which the Earth’s population will undergo a spiritual transformation.
“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 IPOS Global Public Affairs, according to Reuters. IPOS is an independent market research company.
The new poll surveyed 16,262 adults in 21 countries, including, China, Turkey, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Spain, South Africa and Great Britain.
The data shows that 20 percent of the Chinese population surveyed agree with the statement that ‘the Mayan calendar marks the end of the world in 2012.’ In Turkey, Russia and Mexico, 13 percent of each country’s population agreed. In the United States 12 percent of those polled expect the world will end on Dec. 21.
Germany and Indonesia were the most skeptical countries. In each country, only 4 percent of those polled agreed with the idea.
A full 22 percent of people living in the United States and Turkey expect to see Armageddon in their lifetime, the poll found.
These beliefs seem to translate into panic and worry. Worldwide, eight percent of the population admits “experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012,” according to the poll.
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