How The World Will End, According To Most Americans

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How The World Will End, According To Most Americans
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People love the apocalypse. That statement might sound weird at first but think about all the movies that rely on speculating how the Earth might end. Maybe it's caused by climate change like in The Day After Tomorrow. Maybe most of humanity is wiped out from being eaten like in I Am Legend. Or maybe much smarter aliens overcome Earth like War Of The Worlds.

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But what do real Americans actually believe will happen when the world ends? Well, thankfully YouGov created a poll to answer that very pressing question. 

The number one answer of how the world would end is nuclear war with 28 percent of the votes. The second most popular answer is "don't think there will be an apocalypse" with 20 percent of the votes. The remaining answers from the most popular to least is climate change, judgment day, worldwide revolution, something else, zombies, and alien invasion.

Call us crazy, but isn't an alien invasion a little more probable than zombies? I mean there is a huge universe out there that we don't know about.

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How political parties voted:

It's very interesting that the top two answers are so different - ranging from the very worst possible scenario to thinking there won't be an apocalypse at all. But what's even more interesting is that people who identified in certain parties voided differently.


Democrats' first choice of the apocalypse is climate change, whereas Independents and Republicans both agree that nuclear war will be the end. 

How different races voted:

The poll was also able to break down how white, black, and Hispanic people voted. White and black people agreed a lot on how things will play out. Their top three most voted answers are nuclear war, "don't think there will be an apocalypse", and judgment day. Hispanic people's top three answers were climate change, nuclear war, and don't think there will be an apocalypse.

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Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Nicole Weaver is a love and entertainment writer. 

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Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on March 13, 2015 and was updated with the latest information.