PREP Prepper Anxiety Poll #55

At this point in time, your “doomer” stress level is pegged at…

  • absolutely no worries

    Votes: 12 8.3%
  • a bit concerned

    Votes: 34 23.6%
  • watchful, ready, and checking the preps, just in case

    Votes: 80 55.6%
  • glued to the screen, expecting the worst any day now

    Votes: 16 11.1%
  • totally freaked and in my bunker

    Votes: 2 1.4%

  • Total voters
    144
  • Poll closed .

Topusaret

Veteran Member
With a nod to JC Refuge, who developed and created this identical poll the first 22 times, here we go again. The poll will remain up for three days. Your poll responses are private and cannot be viewed, but I encourage you to post your response and why you voted the way you did.

The first poll, June 16, 2004--average score, 1.83:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=104207

The second poll, July 1--average score, 1.65:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=106303

The third poll, July 15--average score, 1.91:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=108265

The fourth poll, August 1--average score, 1.85:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=111006

The fifth poll, August 15--average score, 1.65:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=113376

The sixth poll, September 1--average score, 1.89:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=116464

The seventh poll, September 15--average score, 1.94:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=118574

The eighth poll, October 1--average score, 1.76:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=120887

The ninth poll, October 15--average score, 1.94:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=123099

The tenth poll, November 1--average score, 2.14:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=125432

The eleventh poll, November 15--average score, 1.66:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=128175

The twelfth poll, December 1--average score, 1.58:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=130406

The thirteenth poll, December 15, 2004--average score, 1.59:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...hlight=prepper

The fourteenth poll, September 1, 2005--average score, 2.42:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...repper+anxiety

The fifteenth poll, July 14, 2006--average score, 2.12:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...repper+anxiety

The sixteenth poll, October 9, 2006--average score, 1.92:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...repper+anxiety

The seventeenth poll, April 2, 2007--average score, 1.98:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...anxiety+ poll

The eighteenth poll, October 23, 2007--average score, 1.90:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...anxiety+ poll

The nineteenth poll, January 26, 2008--average score, 1.97:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=274740

The twentieth poll, April 24, 2008—average score, 2.03:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=286030

The 21st poll, July 24, 2008—average score, 2.02:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=295575

The 22nd poll, October 18, 2008—average score, 2.17:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=306775

The 23rd poll, February 16, 2009--average score, 2.48:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=322886

The 24th poll, June 26, 2009--average score 2.05:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=336490

The 25th poll, July 5, 2010--average score 2.14:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=365407

The 26th poll, December 5, 2010--average score 2.11:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=374491

The 27th poll, February 12, 2011--average score 1.91:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=378556

The 28th poll, July 2, 2011--average score 1.91:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=386126

The 29th poll, September 5, 2011--average score 2.15:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=389788

30th poll, October 8th, 2011--average score 2.17:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?391747

31st poll, January 1, 2012--average score 2.12:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?396607

32nd poll, April 27, 2012--average score 1.97:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?403853

33rd poll, May 30, 2012--average score 2.27:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?405610

34th poll, September 16, 2012--average score 2.41:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?413044

35th poll, November 18, 2012--average score 2.14:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?417514

36th poll, April 2, 2013--average score 2.20:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?425823

37th poll, August 22, 2013--average score 1.88:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...r+anxiety+poll

38th poll, October 16, 2014--average score 2.37:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...nxiety-Poll-38

39th poll, January 13,2015--average score 1.92:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...nxiety-Poll-39

40th poll, March 8, 2015--average score 1.90:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...nxiety-Poll-40

41st poll, August 19, 2015--average score 2.05:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...nxiety-Poll-41

42nd poll, December 13, 2015--average score 2.12:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...l-42&highlight=

43rd poll, July 14, 2016--average score 2.21:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...l-43&highlight=

44th poll, October 16, 2016--average score 2.30:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...l-44&highlight=

45th poll, November 9, 2016--average score 1.70:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-45&highlight=

46th poll, February 6, 2017--average score 1.88:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-46&highlight=

47th poll, April 12, 2017--average score 1.97:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-47&highlight=

48th poll, June 4, 2017--average score 1.91:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-48&highlight=

49th poll, September 14, 2017--average score 1.74:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-49&highlight=

50th poll, February 20, 2018--average score 1.55:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-50&highlight=

51st poll, July 24, 2018--average score 1.58:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-51&highlight=

52nd poll, October 28, 2018--average score 2.09:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-52&highlight=

53rd poll, November 28, 2018--average score 1.72:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...-53&highlight=

54th poll (despite incorrect poll number on that post), March 31, 2019--average score 1.70:
http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?552586-Prepper-Anxiety-Poll-53&highlight=
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
The financial/economic situation has me Very concerned. I'm quite sure Trump will do just about anything to make it hold together until after the 2020 election but I feel it won't last that long.
 

ShadowMan

Designated Old Fart
Have reverted to watchful and ready because I have absolutely no idea what's going on any more.
I'm in the same boat. Just too much weird stuff going on now and it's only going to get crazier as we get closer to election time. I have a feeling "weird" is just going to fly out the window on the insanely crazy stuff that is headed our way. I almost anticipate a full on melt down especially if Trump slam dunks the election. I expect liberal heads exploding left and right. :screw: And if by some fluke of nature or human cheating and manipulation Trump loses the Lib's will go TOTAL snake shit and "Katie bar the door" they will go for broke and it will be time for revolution. :shkr: :boohoo:
 

Blacknarwhal

Let's Go Brandon!
I'm in the same boat. Just too much weird stuff going on now and it's only going to get crazier as we get closer to election time. I have a feeling "weird" is just going to fly out the window on the insanely crazy stuff that is headed our way. I almost anticipate a full on melt down especially if Trump slam dunks the election. I expect liberal heads exploding left and right. :screw: And if by some fluke of nature or human cheating and manipulation Trump loses the Lib's will go TOTAL snake shit and "Katie bar the door" they will go for broke and it will be time for revolution. :shkr: :boohoo:
I empathize. I said something similar earlier.

If Trump wins again, it's going to be a REEE storm from all the sky screamers, potentially that very night. It will be "Not My President" all over again, but this time even more so since it's happening a second time.

If Trump loses, the Dems will go hogwild dismantling EVERYTHING Trump's done over the last four years. Of course, that also assumes that Trump doesn't have one last booby trap to spring before he goes, which may leave the country gutted.
 

Caplock50

I am the Winter Warrior
I voted...

""watchful, ready, and checking the preps, just in case.""

I am not in any physical shape to survive an 'all out', so I have accepted my demise in such a situation. And that acceptance has brought a world of peace to my mind and life. Right now, I could stare Death in the face and laugh at him when I spit in his eye. But any situation short of that and I'm still doing the best I can to survive by doing what I voted. "Some times the only way to win(a battle) is to fight like you're already dead".
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
_______________
For the first time in the history of these polls, I voted "a bit concerned." That will change of course, but FOR NOW, with Trump in the big chair, I'm pretty optimistic.
 

greysage

Veteran Member
I voted 'a bit concerned.'
That's just a general concern. Most of my concern being around my personal situation in the grand scheme of things.
If President Trump gets a 2nd term I'll likely be less concerned.
I do think there's some massive spiritual warfare going on now, but I'm confident it's more of a death throws thing than advancement of their evil, reprobate sickness.
Also, I'm just tired of worrying.
Cheers and God bless.
 

adgal

Veteran Member
I voted "watchful, ready, and checking the preps, just in case" for a couple of reasons - first, I've been freaking out about Dorian because my 88-year-old Mom is in Florida. (I'm better now - and she's fine.) Second, because the people who are guilty of crimes against our country and our constitution seem like they are all getting a "Get-out-of-jail-free" card every time. And third, because the fact that anyone in their right mind would even consider voting for any one of the democratic candidates has made me lose a lot of faith in the intelligence and integrity of my fellow Americans.
 

Toy Maker

Senior Member
Nothing will happen this year. I expect next year to be exciting and entertaining (election year). After that, I will worry. In the mean time just doing the normal long term preparations, skill building, and more education.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
_______________
I expect next year to be exciting and entertaining (election year).

I worry about “getting caught” in a situation that will require my shooting someone. That thought disturbs me greatly.
 

jward

passin' thru
I guess the answer for me is: "a bit concerned". Firstly, having the nation's kids back in school has concerned me, lest they become the ultimate pawns. It angers me that such a thing is just a realistic possibility.

Also, I found myself actually angry a few days ago. That almost never happens...and if this unholy mess can fumble around and stumble upon my switch, what is it doing to other folks who are less committed than I to never ever ever doing harm?

It's disorienting to find myself in a corrupt and crumbling society. I am concerned for myself, wondering where i will find something whole enough to lean upon. The thought of other younger folks, with less experience and fewer resources, wandering around feeling the same rage as do I.... That terrifies me.
 

Hawkgirl_70

Veteran Member
I’m between choice 3 and 4.
We’re ready if some disruptions were to happen, but also feeling like the other shoe could drop and our country or world could go into chaos and skirmishes at anytime.

To me, the end times have really sped up.
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I've always voted "watchful and ready", but this time I had to take pause to think about it. I'm always ready and watchful, but "glued to the screen" almost got my vote this time. It's almost like you can just feel evil and calamity waiting to happen any day now.
 

ainitfunny

Saved, to glorify God.
Funny how one’s “worries” about politics and brain dead activists for one liberal “cause” or another, just disappear when life hands you “bigger fish to fry”.

Perhaps we should thank God more for the blessings of “right NOW” and quit borrowing tomorrows anticipated trouble, as if He won’t be there to help.

God is God of the eternal “NOW”
 

Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
For the first time, I voted "no worries."

I'm almost finished with the winter pantry stock-up, and that includes items like shoes that are increasing in price. Nights are dropping back into the 60s and upper 50s, so I'm sleeping a lot better. Realistically, I know that all sorts of things can go wrong, but I'm going to try to relax and enjoy the fall season as well as I can.

There is so much that I can't do anything about, and I'm at a point where it's just not worth raising my blood pressure over.
 

L.A.B.

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I tend to be influenced by pending events ‘a little over the visible horizon’ in time. Today I voted middle ground on the poll. Just watchful of the pool of consciousness.

Consciousness... Had this poll been conducted on July 2nd 2019, I’m sure the responses would have been different. I just revisited a couple of those threads this morning to see how far they evolved. From my vantage point, and even from reviewing today, things seemed to play out further with less noise. I was watching routines broken in that same timeframe, that just recently (last couple weeks) becoming routine again; and that’s all on that.

Human nature does not support extended hyper vigilant states of mind for extended periods of time. Acute awareness has a flux of ‘acknowledge and contend’ within a limited time frame of entertaining. After that ‘the experience’ is shelved and labeled in a manner the psyche can deal with.

Early July should have been stereotypical. You could see it on the faces of important people as they came ‘forth’ that day; and thank you again Sir for that day amid all the daze before and after.

Early July I would have voted freaked out and in my bunker even though I don’t have one. Still, even at the apex of events, I was never really there. I sensed intense negotiations, and that (((PING))) did not come back fail. This last July 4th will be remembered. It will ALWAYS be a very special one indeed.
 

Sacajawea

Has No Life - Lives on TB
My anxiety levels are back up again due to the multiplicity of threats/fragility/changes within the environment, our functional systems which are almost completely non-functional or have lost their legitimacy - including the rule of law not applying to everyone, and a distinct sense that time is almost "up".

As a result I'm not following news reports as closely anymore. Already know what to watch out for; where to look - but I haven't thought thru the extra security measures yet. Way too much work going on around here right now. And I need to stay calm and centered to make decisions as quickly and intelligently as possible, to not throw schedules off. The stainless steel fingernails are applied and SS panties ready to don, as needed... to do what has to be done, regardless of what chaos is going on around me.
 

L.A.B.

Has No Life - Lives on TB
My anxiety levels are back up again due to the multiplicity of threats/fragility/changes within the environment, our functional systems which are almost completely non-functional or have lost their legitimacy - including the rule of law not applying to everyone, and a distinct sense that time is almost "up".

As a result I'm not following news reports as closely anymore. Already know what to watch out for; where to look - but I haven't thought thru the extra security measures yet. Way too much work going on around here right now. And I need to stay calm and centered to make decisions as quickly and intelligently as possible, to not throw schedules off. The stainless steel fingernails are applied and SS panties ready to don, as needed... to do what has to be done, regardless of what chaos is going on around me.
Setting aside The Early July Factor, I concur with your assessment at the National level. ROL is going out the window. The 3rd Rail Progressive Communist Nazi’s that the insect looking congress critter takes orders are bringing the momentum for their movement. They have to keep it populist in their ranks with Green Revo-Social Memes; and they are framing and pacing objectives.

Clear and Present Danger and evolving.
 

Blacknarwhal

Let's Go Brandon!
Funny how one’s “worries” about politics and brain dead activists for one liberal “cause” or another, just disappear when life hands you “bigger fish to fry”.

Perhaps we should thank God more for the blessings of “right NOW” and quit borrowing tomorrows anticipated trouble, as if He won’t be there to help.

God is God of the eternal “NOW”
Thanking God for blessings is certainly important, but don't forget your own duty to prepare. Remember what Jesus had to say about testing the Lord your God.
 

raven

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I voted "totally freaked out and in my bunker" . . . because of synchronicity . . .

First, I suggested that "Hillary would be Biden's running mate and that he would be suicided just prior to inauguration."
and coincidentally, he had a blood vessel burst in his eye during a speech and the article described how he had an aneurysm in the past which nearly killed him.

Second, I have been saying "world population has doubled in 50 years which means that we have solved world hunger and healthcare"
and coincidentally, Sanders said World population has doubled in the last 50 years, so we need to consider abortion for population control to reduce global warming"

OMG! OMG! OMG!
 

anna43

Veteran Member
I live in Iowa which has been saturated by Democratic presidential candidates since about 5 minutes after the last election. My concern is beginning to increase as I listen to them promoting a socialistic government. I'm not a huge Trump fan but I'm definitely not a fan of any socialistic candidate. As for the economy its due for another correction whomever is elected. Whatever choice of a freebee you want you'll find a Democratic candidate offering it.
 

ainitfunny

Saved, to glorify God.
I live in Iowa which has been saturated by Democratic presidential candidates since about 5 minutes after the last election. My concern is beginning to increase as I listen to them promoting a socialistic government. I'm not a huge Trump fan but I'm definitely not a fan of any socialistic candidate. As for the economy its due for another correction whomever is elected. Whatever choice of a freebee you want you'll find a Democratic candidate offering it.
You (and now, a good percentage of media,) improperly used the word “Democratic” for the correct word DEMOCRAT.
That, for a Democrat, is a BORROWING OF HONOR from the word “democratic” THAT THEY NEITHER DESERVE NOR OBSERVE!

There is no connection between "Democrats" and the concept of "Democratic."
 
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Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
Thanking God for blessings is certainly important, but don't forget your own duty to prepare. Remember what Jesus had to say about testing the Lord your God.
For sure! I'm up to snuff on the seasonal preps and into winter, including oil change and new tires, but I want to spend more time hiking and eating outside this fall season, less time watching the news and such. A lot of it really is in God's hands. My fuming and fretting isn't going to change anything.
 

fish hook

Veteran Member
I voted watchful and checking the preps,cause that is what i do.If ye are prepared ye shall not fear,D&C38:30
 

Sacajawea

Has No Life - Lives on TB
One thing we haven't done is define what the "worst" is for us, and what would drive us to the bunker (besides a hurricane or incoming missiles or Planet X, or whatever).
 

Topusaret

Veteran Member
After 36 hours, the poll stands at 1.72.

Sacajawea, the "worst" is what each of us imagines to be the "worst" in our environment, generally as it pertains to continuing our currently lifestyle. At least, that's how I interpret it. YMMV
 

marymonde

Veteran Member
If Trump is re-elected in 2020, I will check off totally freaked and in my bunker. Right now, I’m watchful. I believe it will go full blown civil war in this country if Trump gets into a second term. If that does occur, nuclear war will soon follow. To see the Hong Kong demonstrators praising Trump, is a wake up call on how the tide is turning world wide.

And then we have ALL that debt....a powder keg is waiting to blow.
 

rafter

Since 1999
I voted 'watchful'. I was thinking last night when I heard the latest insane shit coming from the 'Progressive Socialist Party'....we would all be in our bunkers if this crap had come out 10 years ago, or even 2 years ago. Every week it is something different and it changes so fast we are now calloused to it. That in it's self is scary.
 

Topusaret

Veteran Member
Sorry for the delay in posting the end result. Life intruded.

The poll closed at 1.625.

Thanks for voting and thanks for commenting on why you did so.
 
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