In a recent YouGov survey, 64% of Americans said the next decade will begin on Jan.
1, 2020, and end on Dec.
They say that because there was no Year Zero when the current era began more than 2,000 years ago, all decades, centuries and millenia begin with Year 1.
Is 2020 the start of a new decade?
Recently, there has been much debate about when the old decade ends and the new one begins. Some say this decade ends on December 31, 2019, and the start of the new one begins January 1, 2020. For others, the new decade doesn’t start until January 1, 2021; the old one concluding on December 31, 2020.
Is 2019 the end of a decade?
The argument is that because there is no year 0 in the Anno Domini system our calendars are based on, the first year ever was year 1. Therefore, the first year of any and all subsequent decades is the one ending in 1. 2019 is not the end of the decade, 2020 is.
What year does the new decade start?
In recent years there has been debate about when a decade begins and ends. For some people, the next decade will begin on Jan. 1, 2020, and end on Dec. 31, 2029.
Is 2020 the 21st century?
2020 is not a century, but it is a year within the 21st century AD (or CE) according to the Gregorian calendar now in common usage.