In July 2013, James F. Fitzgerald, author of The 9/11 Prophecy — Startling Evidence of the End Times, commissioned a poll to find out if Americans believe the world has entered the end times. Fitzgerald said he was stunned by the results.
According to the poll conducted by the Barna Group, 41% of Americans believe we have entered what Bible teachers have popularized as the “end times” and what the Bible describes as as the “Latter Days” (Hosea 3:5) or the “Day of the Lord” (Ezekiel 30:3).
This percentage included the views of all Americans — religious and not.
However, when they peered into the numbers by Christian subgroup, the poll showed:
- 77% of evangelical believe we have entered the end times
- 54% of protestants
- 27% of Catholics (of this group 45% of practising Catholics believed we have entered the end times).
When Barna looked at the numbers by race, 54% of blacks believe we have entered the end times, compared to 48% for Latinos and 39% for whites.
Fitzgerald said he was not anticipating these results. He expected that overall 10% of Americans would believe we are in the “end times” and 30% for Christians.
In a previous post, I discussed how even actor Robert Downey Jr. appears to have shown some interest in “end times” discussions.
- Shock Poll: Startling Numbers of American believe world now in the “End Times”: Religion News Service