Global survey on anxiety or fear because the world will end in 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 21 countries all over the world on whether the respondents have been experiencing anxiety or fear because of the notion that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. In Russia, 14 percent of respondents agreed with the statement and said they had been experiencing anxiety or fear over the world's potential end in 2012.

Have you been experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012?

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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

April 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 6- 20, 2012

Number of respondents

16,262*

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? - I have been experiencing anxiety or fear because the world is going to end in 2012."

The source does not specify whether the figures were rounded, or not.

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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