A recent poll of millennials found that 56% believe the world will end in a few years, with nearly 70% of those polled saying they believe that a future global economic crisis will bring about mass extinction.
The poll was conducted by Gallup Analytics and conducted between January 8 and January 12.
In a recent article in the New York Times titled “Will The End Of The World Be As Big As I Think It Will Be?”, author Michael Pollan wrote: “The notion that the world’s ending is about to occur seems to have become the default assumption in most Americans.
But in reality, the majority of Americans don’t think we’re going to get there in a hurry.”
Pollan noted that Americans who believe in the imminent apocalypse are more likely to be Republican and younger.
He concluded that “there’s a sense that the end is nigh” and that it’s a necessary step in a process that will eventually bring about the end of the world.
The poll of 1,009 Americans was conducted between December 22 and December 26.
The survey was conducted from January 7 to January 10, 2018.