“The World is so evil that it cannot grow any worse. A child 7 years old knows more about wickedness than old people did before. Fidelity and love exist no more. The signs in the Heavens cannot be misunderstood. There is blood, pain, suffering, devils and demons everywhere.” -Bishop Olaus Petri in 1550
Many religions have said we are living in the last days. Some have been saying it for over 450 years as evidenced by the quote above.
The website Cult 101 used freely available public data to discuss whey they believe that the world is no worse off than it was in 1914.
Check out their post Are we Living in the Last Days?