|A nativity scene at the Illinois State Capitol |
FROM THE PEW FORUM ARCHIVE
Religious Displays and the Courts Disputes over seasonal religious displays have themselves become an annual holiday tradition. Each year as the winter holidays approach, Americans across the country debate the appropriateness of the government sponsoring, or even permitting, the display of Christmas nativity scenes, Hanukkah menorahs and other religious holiday symbols on public property. Go to the report »
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Dec. 9, 2010 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Billboard campaign claims Jesus will return in May
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on a group's recent efforts to spread the word about Jesus's second coming, which they believe will take place next year. The article cited a 2006 survey from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press that found 79% of American Christians believe in the second coming, and 20% believe it will take place within their lifetime.
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