POLL: Younger Voters Convinced World Will End in 15 Years
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The day may be coming when I just have to stop reading the Scott Rasmussen weekly polls. Some of them are simply too depressing. Take for example this week's survey, where respondents were asked whether or not they thought humanity might meet its final curtain call in the near future. Say, ten to fifteen years or so. Sure, I realize that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says stuff like this on a regular basis, but rational people aren't falling for it, are they?
Just goes to show how wrong you can be, I suppose. Among voters age 35 and under, more than half thought that it was at least somewhat likely.
Older people are probably more likely to brush this off because we've lived through a variety of claims that humanity was about to be wiped out. They generally come along every decade or two. I'm old enough to remember when global cooling was going to kill us all as a new ice age rushed in. Then there was the threat of a nuclear war. Later came the Y2K bug.
And for some reason, a bunch of people believed that the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world Dec. 21, 2012. As it turned out, the only we wound up getting around that date was a second term for Obama. (Arguably pretty bad, but humanity still soldiered on.)
More than half of the survey's respondents think combating climate change requires a larger commitment and greater sacrifice than was needed to win World World Two.