World News and Trends: Optimism reigns as 2000 begins

by Good News Estimated reading time: 1 minutes. Posted on 15-Feb-2000
What do Americans expect in the next 50 years? According to a poll by Pew Research Center, most folks have an optimistic outlook based on faith in technology, science, medicine and education.

Four out of five Americans think we will probably see cures for cancer and AIDS, democracy will continue to spread around the world, and Americans will elect a woman president. Three of four expect a manned landing on Mars.

On the negative side, 56 percent of Americans think overpopulation will be a major problem, straining food and resources. Similar numbers expect crime rates to increase and an epidemic worse than AIDS will plague the world.

Almost two out of three think the United States will be victimized by terrorists using chemical or biological weapons. More than a third think the country will be involved in a nuclear war within 50 years. About half expect Jesus Christ to return to earth. (Source: The Associated Press.)

To better understand what Bible prophecy reveals about the coming years, be sure to request your free copies of the booklets Are We Living in the Time of the End? and You Can Understand Bible Prophecy.

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