Agreement that the Mayan calendar indicates the end of the world

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 21 countries all over the world on whether the Mayan calendar, which ends on December 21, 2012, does indeed mark the end of the world, or not. 10 percent of all respondents worldwide agreed with the statement that the Mayan calendar marks the end of the world.

Do you agree that the Mayan calendar, ending on December 21, 2012, marks the end of the world?

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Release date

April 2012



Survey time period

March 6- 20, 2012

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

The source poses the original question as follows: "To what extent do you agree with the following statement? - The Mayan calendar, which some say 'ends' in 2012, marks the end of the world."

According to the source, "the countries reporting herein (21) are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America."

* For this survey, "an international sample of 16,262 adults aged 18-64 in the U.S. and Canada, and aged 16-64 in all other countries" were interviewed.

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