Inside the Beltway: The ‘nontheists’ get political

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70 percent of Americans do not think that the world “will end during their lifetimes.”

18 percent think that the world will end during their lifetime; 32 percent of evangelical Christians agree.

49 percent of Americans overall do not think that the civil war and strife in Syria are part of the prophecies referenced in the Bible’s Book of Revelations; 32 percent believe the Syrian crisis is part of those prophecies; 58 percent of evangelical Christians and 51 percent of those who attend church at least once a month agree.

26 percent say that U.S. military intervention in Syria could lead to the Battle of Armageddon spoken of in Revelations; 40 percent of those living in the South and 24 percent of those living in the Northeast agree; 34 percent of those older than 65 years and 21 percent of those 18 to 29 years old agree.

Source: A LifeWay Research survey of 1,001 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 6 to 10.

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