Global survey on the world probably ending during one's lifetime

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 21 countries all over the world on whether the respondents believed that the world would come to an end during their lifetime, or not. 22 percent of respondents in Turkey stated they believed that the world would end during their lifetime.

Do you believe that the world will end during your lifetime?

Share of respondents who said "yes"
Turkey22%
United States22%
South Africa21%
Indonesia19%
Mexico19%
Argentina19%
China16%
Japan16%
Poland16%
Hungary14%
Australia13%
Russia13%
Germany13%
South Korea13%
Canada12%
Spain12%
Italy12%
Sweden11%
Great Britain8%
Belgium7%
France6%
Total14%
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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

April 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 6 to 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 believe the world will come to an end during my lifetime."

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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