14% of British Public Believe that Biblical Apocalypse is Already Underway
New Opinion Poll on Fringe Beliefs Also Reveals 11% of Brits Believe the World is Flat While More than 1 in 5 Think The Moon Landings Were Faked
The survey, by British researchers Novorda, was carried out in early October using a representative cross sample of everyday people from all parts of the UK, and highlights the extent to which fringe beliefs are subscribed to by the public at large.
The survey looked at subjects ranging from government cover-ups through to end-times narratives, while taking in general staples of conspiracy lore such as flat earth.
The key findings, according to Novorda CEO Dr. Douglas Watson, support the assertion that such beliefs are gaining traction in a post-truth world.
"While some of these beliefs have always been around, they have generally attracted comparatively low levels of support on a public level. That appears to be changing. It has been said in recent years that we are now living a post-truth society in the West. These survey findings corroborate that view, and demonstrate that such alt-beliefs as flat earth, for example, are becoming less 'alt' - they are migrating from the fringe to the mainstream, even as the mainstream narratives themselves come under increasing criticism in what is becoming a more cynical and less deferential age," said Dr. Watson, speaking as Novorda launched a document summarising the key findings of the poll.
The survey reveals that 14% of Brits believe that a biblical apocalypse along the lines of that spoken of in the Book of Revelation is already underway.
It also shows that more than 1 in 5 of people in the UK believe that the 1969 NASA moon landings were in fact a fake, and that 11% of people believe the world is flat.
Other insights include:
The document summarising the findings of the Survey is available on request from Novorda via their website at http://www.novorda.co.uk
Novorda is a multi-sector research consultancy based in the UK.
Dr Douglas Watson