One in 10 Brits have plan for zombie apocalypse, YouGov finds

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More than 10 per cent of Britons have put thought into what they would do in the event of a zombie apocalypse, according to a bizarre new survey.

Pollsters YouGov quizzed 2,076 people about their contingency plans should re-animated corpses return to hunt the living in a nightmarish future like that depicted in TV series The Walking Dead.

Altogether 11 per cent had made plans, including stockpiling supplies and holing up in a secure location.

Young people were more likely to be prepared than their parents, the survey found, with 23 per cent of 18-24-year-olds claiming to know what they would do.

In contrast, just three per cent of over 55s have a plan.

Men are also more likely than women to have made preparations, with 14 per cent of them admitting they had a strategy compared to eight per cent of women.

YouGov said it asked participants to detail their contingencies but admitted there were flaws in the study.

The polling company said: “YouGov also asked those preparing for an awakening of the living dead to detail, in their own words, what they would do.

“The large majority were kind enough to do so, although nine per cent selfishly/wisely refused to share their plans in order to preserve their advantage over the unprepared.”

The UK government has no plan for what it would do in the unlikely and probably impossible event of a zombie apocalypse.

According to a previous YouGov survey, six per cent of the British public believe this is short-sighted.

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