the new year

i found this on statesman.com and thought it was share-worthy….

Among predictions for the U.S. in 2007:

-Six in 10 people think the U.S. will be the victim of a terrorist attack. An identical percentage thinks it likely that a biological or nuclear weapon will be unleashed somewhere else in the world.
-Seventy percent of people in the U.S. predict a major natural disaster in the country and an equal percentage expects worsening global warming. Also, 29 percent think it likely that the U.S. will withdraw its troops from Iraq.
-35 percent predict the military draft will be reinstated.
-35 percent predict a cure for cancer will be found.
-25 percent anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ.
-19 percent think scientists are likely to find evidence of extraterrestrial life

-57 percent said it is likely that another state will legalize gay marriage. Same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts; four other states offer civil unions or domestic partnerships.

“The telephone poll of 1,000 adults was conducted Dec. 12-14 by Ipsos, an international polling firm. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.”

Now…how can they say this represents America when they only polled 1000 adults????
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2 Responses to “the new year”


  1. 1 Nicole January 1, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    I agree that 1000 people is not a very good margin for a poll including all America.

  2. 2 Jeremy Hellums January 5, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Happy New Year! On Pat Robertson’s television show “The 700 Club” he predicted that there would be a terrorist attack that would result in “mass killing” in the United States in late 2007. He further clarified this position with “the Lord didn’t say nuclear. But, I do believe it will be something like that.” What do you think about that…thanks Pat!!!


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