A Grim Outlook for 2007
Posted on Dec 31, 2006
A majority of Americans believe 2007 will bring a terrorist attack on the U.S., a major natural disaster and an increase in global warming, according to a new AP poll. Less than a third believe the U.S. will withdraw from Iraq, while 25 percent expect the second coming of Jesus.
Seventy percent of Americans predict another major natural disaster within the United States and an equal percentage expect worsening global warming. Fewer than one-third of people, or 29 percent, think it is likely that the U.S. will withdraw its troops from Iraq.
Among other predictions for the U.S. in 2007:
—Slightly more than one-third, or 35 percent, of Americans predict the military draft will be reinstated.
—One in four, 25 percent, anticipates the second coming of Jesus Christ.