Four in 10 Americans see Jesus’ return by 2050
    June 25 2010 by Ankita Rao, Religion News Service

    Four in 10 Americans believe Jesus Christ will return to earth by 2050, while a slightly larger portion (46 percent) don’t believe they’ll see a Second Coming by mid-century, according to a new survey.

    As part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 40th anniversary issue, 1,546 adults were asked to guess the forecast of war, energy, science and religion in the next 40 years for a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press.

    Evangelicals were most likely (58 percent) to predict a Second Coming, followed by 32 percent of Catholics, and 27 percent of mainline Protestants.

    Fifty-two percent of people living in the South, and 59 percent of people without a college degree, expected a Christ comeback more readily than their counterparts, according to the survey.

    The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
    6/25/2010 2:13:00 AM by Ankita Rao, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

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