2 in 5 Americans Believe We Are in the ‘End Times’

by Aaron Earls

Nearly 2 in 5 Americans, including half of U.S. Christians and a quarter of the religiously unaffiliated, say we’re living in the end times.

By Aaron Earls

The person standing at the street corner holding a sign that says, “The end is near,” may find more people would agree than they expect.

Close to 2 in 5 Americans (39%) agree “we are living in the end times,” according to Pew Research. The study further divides the end-times believers into two groups: those who believe Jesus will return to Earth someday and the world situation will worsen until then (14% of Americans) and everyone else who believes these are the end times (25%).

Certain groups are more likely to hold to end-times beliefs, but they stretch across religious perspectives and commitment levels.

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