From this article by Frank Rich.
A Newsweek poll shows that 17 percent of Americans expect the world to end in their lifetime.
This is up from 1 percent 10 years ago. Think about this, almost 2 people out of every 10 you meet honestly believes this. How do you think this effects people’s decisions? And if people do believe it, are they working to stop it? Or are they hopelessly accepting it as inevitable?
Unfortunately these are things we legitimately have to be concerned about these days.