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It's the end of the world as we know it - at least for one in seven people worldwide.
A new poll conducted for Reuters shows nearly 15% of people believe the world will end during their lifetime.
And 10% think the end could come as soon as this year - that's based on the end of the 5,100-year-old Mayan calendar that arrives on December 21, 2012.
Pollsters questioned more than 16,000 people in more than 20 countries. It turns out predictions of doom and gloom vary widely depending on where
Originally posted by MeesterB
It means people are easily influenced or that there is a disconnect from reality. We, in the western world, live in unheard of peace and comfort, and most life threatening conflicts are a world away. Most people can expect to live past their 40's. Knowledge and information are increasing exponentially. Granted, death and suffering still abound in the world, but it has been that way for ages.
Originally posted by ProRipp
In answer to the question posed in the thread title !
It means 1 in 7 people need psychiatric assessment !
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
It means that 86% of people DON'T think the world is coming to and end..
Just depends how you look at it