June 26th, 2010
11:09 AM ET

Survey: 4 in 10 say Jesus is coming back by 2050

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released a new survey this week that looks at the year 2050. Of note to followers of the Belief Blog is 41% of people surveyed believe Jesus is coming back by the year 2050.

"...the public is divided over whether Jesus Christ will return to earth by 2050. About four-in-ten (41%) expect Jesus Christ to return while slightly more (46%) say this will definitely or probably not happen. Opinions about the return of Jesus Christ are little changed from 1999 when 44% said it would definitely or probably happen."

You can see the results of the entire survey here and here's how the Pew conducted this survey.

Editors Note: This photo is from CNN's Patrick Oppmann: A statue of Jesus keeps watch over Point Aux Chenes, a small mainly Native American community in the Louisiana bayou.  You can find more of our oil spill coverage here.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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soundoff (483 Responses)
  1. chiya

    you know what no one know when jesus is going to come back because they are not god and he is going to come back. and make sure you are ready when he does.

    March 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  2. El Perro

    When Jesus returns, US Immigration Forces will have him rounded up and deported.

    August 22, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  3. El Perro

    We are so doomed due to the stupidity and gullibility of a very large percentage of our citizens.

    August 22, 2010 at 11:09 am |
  4. Harry

    The only thing this poll proves is that 4 out of 10 people in this country are morons.

    August 20, 2010 at 10:43 am |
    • peace2all


      Hit the nail on the head with that one......Well said....

      August 20, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  5. Howie

    Lots of people vote for Mickey Mouse for president too, doesn't mean they actually believe that he will take office if he wins.

    July 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
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