Associated Press-AOL News did a phone poll a couple weeks ago, asking people what their expectations were in 2007. Among peoples predictions...
60% think the US will be the victim of a terrorist attack
70% predict a major natural disaster in the country
29% think US will withdraw troops from Iraq
35% predict the military draft will be reinstated.
35% predict a cure for cancer will be found.
25% anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ.
19% think scientists are likely to find evidence of extraterrestrial life.
The telephone poll of 1,000 adults was conducted Dec. 12-14 by Ipsos, an international polling firm. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Full article can be found here.
Jeff's Take: First off, I don't agree with the 25%. I don't think things are that bad yet. And honestly, I've never been the guy staring into the sky waiting for the return. I figure when he's here, someone will tell me and I'll try not to miss the bus, figuratively speaking. What shocks me about this poll is can we somehow infer that 25% of the people interviewed are Christians? Really? In this day of Politically Correct Liberalism I find that percentage shocking. I would have guessed much lower.