• All Share : 49102.5045
    DOWN -2.60%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 43547.1587
    DOWN -2.88%
    Financial 15 : 15881.9249
    DOWN -2.44%
    Industrial 25 : 63465.0358
    DOWN -2.44%
    Resource 10 : 34506.8582
    DOWN -5.26%

  • ZAR/USD : 13.8542
    UP 1.98%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.9987
    DOWN -0.06%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.4521
    DOWN -0.19%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.116
    DOWN -0.09%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.5785
    UP 0.57%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1125.26
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1006.75
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Silver US$/oz : 14.71
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Palladium US$/oz : 574.5
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Brent Crude : 49.29
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Sep 05 05:44:43 SAST 2015

Many Americans see hint of apocalypse in extreme weather

Sapa-AFP | 14 December, 2012 09:56
A clock. File photo.
Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

A third of Americans believe the intensity of recent natural disasters is linked to the Apocalypse described in the New Testament, according to a poll.

Many more blame global warming, the survey added.

Seeking to explain floods and heat or cold waves, 36% of those surveyed, and 66% of Evangelical Christians, evoke the end of the world, said the poll by the Public Religion Research Institute/Religion News Service.

But 63% of those polled blame climate change, and 67 percent say the US government should do more to address this problem.

Some 15% of those polled believe the world will end during their lifetime, and 2% say it will happen on December 21 of this year as some believe was predicted by the Mayan calendar.

A total of 1,018 adults took part in the poll, which was carried out between December 5 and 9 and had a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.