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NEARLY 60% IN THE U.S. BELIEVE THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END

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Nearly six in 10 Americans believe the world will come to an end or be destroyed, and a third of those think it will happen within a few years or decades, according to a poll released Saturday.

The survey, conducted for U.S. News and World Report, also found 61 percent believe Jesus Christ will return to Earth, and 44 percent believe there will be a final battle of Armageddon, with true believers whisked off the planet and called into heaven.Almost half - 49 percent - said they believe there will be an Antichrist.

The poll found that born-again Christians were almost twice as likely to have these beliefs as others surveyed. The survey of 1,000 people was commissioned by the magazine for an upcoming cover story on trends in religious beliefs. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points