Americans assessing the likelihood of a December 2012 catastrophe

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults on the likelihood of the Mayan predictions about the end of the world being true. 8 percent of respondents stated that they think the Mayan predictions about a catastrophic event on December 21, 2012 are extremely likely to be at least partly true.

How likely do you think the predictions about a catastrophic event on December 21, 2012 are to be at least partly true?

Share of respondents
Extremely likely8%
Somewhat likely20%
Somewhat unlikely24%
Extremely unlikely48%
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Source

Release date

February 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 3-10, 2012

Number of respondents

1,007 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The original question at the source was posed as follows: "Some people believe that Earth will experience a major catastrophic event on December 21, 2012, as predicted by ancient calendars used by the Mayans. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that these predictions will be at least partly correct?"

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