Posts Tagged "Onion"

87% Not Ready for Apocalypse (Pew Research Forum)

So, one of the blogs I subscribe to is the Pew Research Forum’s blog.  They describe themselves as

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues.

This morning’s entry on the blog was titled:

87% – Unprepared for the Apocalypse

It sounded interesting, so I had a look.  The story reports that 87% are “unprepared to protect themselves from even the most basic world-ending scenarios.”  The source of this information:  The Onion!

Then I remember the date today.  Kudos to the usually very straight faced Pew Research Forum for a very unique, very funny April Fool’s joke.  For those who might not know The Onion, it is one of the premier satirical news sites available on the internet.

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