Many Americans expect Jesus' return by 2050
WASHINGTON (AP) - June 23, 2010 -- A new survey finds that Americans are divided over whether they believe Jesus Christ will return by the year 2050.
Among respondents to the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and Smithsonian Magazine, 41 percent said they expect Jesus' Second Coming in the next 40 years, while 46 percent said it probably or definitely won't happen.
The poll suggests that 58 percent of white evangelicals believe Jesus will return by 2050 compared to only 32 percent of Catholics, and respondents with no college education were three times as likely as those with college degrees to expect Christ's Second Coming in the next 40 years.
A majority of all respondents, meanwhile, say they expect there to be nuclear terrorism against the U.S. or another world war by 2050.
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