60% of Americans believe …


… there will be a major catastrophe that kills more than 1 million people in their lifetime:

37 percent expect it in the next five years.

24 percent give it up to 10 years.

11 percent say it won’t happen.

Most likely scenarios chosen were:

Nuclear explosion somewhere in America triggered by terrorists.

Major electrical grid outage caused by terrorists or a computer hacker.

Widespread financial meltdown that leads to sustained social unrest.

More than twice as many Republicans as Democrats said catastrophe is likely, which means either Republicans are overly pessimistic or Democrats have their heads firmly stuffed somewhere the sun don’t shine.

Wenzel Strategies poll

Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 2012

MOE 3.14





Filed under Democrats, Polls, Republicans

6 responses to “60% of Americans believe …

  1. Hell, we already lose more than a million people every year in a major catastrophe. And most people, if they are aware of it at all, don’t care, since it’s not something that threatens them personally.


    • GP

      Which is why I do believe that this is why we are being punished with four more years in pergatory. Too many people have not suffered enough that they are looking beyond their own selfish wants. They need a wake up call.
      These people believe in one thing:
      Santa Claus.
      Don’t get me wrong. I like the guy in the red suit.
      The guy who cut his teeth on REDS is another story.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Seriously, Bob? A million a year? Can you cite any examples? I googled natural and man-made catastrophe death tolls and found numbers in the 20-30 thousand range for the first for 2011 and in the millions for the second only for major wars, prolonged genocides. Certainly nothing approaching a million a year.