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

Four in 10 Americans see Jesus’ return by 2050

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

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.