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Second Coming forecast

Four in 10 Americans believe Jesus will return to earth by 2050, while a slightly larger portion (46 percent) don't believe they'll see a Second Coming by then.

As part of Smithsonian magazine's 40th anniversary issue, 1,546 adults were asked about war, energy, science and religion in the next 40 years.

The Pew Research Center for People & the Press survey found that Evangelicals were most likely (58 percent) to predict a Second Coming, followed by 32 percent of Roman Catholics and 27 percent of mainline Protestants.


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