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Doomsday preppers go mainstream as America is gripped by 'culture of fear', study finds

British researchers say doomsday prepping is on the rise in the United States

A greater number of Americans are stockpiling food, medicine, and weapons

Journal of American Studies paper cites impending sense of doom in U.S.

Initially it was thought Barack Obama's election was catalyst for 'preppers'


But researchers write in the Journal of American Studies that the issue can't simply be blamed on 'Obamageddon.'


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