Nearly 40% of the world's Catholics live in Latin America, but many people in the region have converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, while some have left organized religion altogether.
The French public overwhelmingly endorses a ban on full Islamic veils in public places, and majorities in other Western European nations surveyed would also welcome such a ban in their countries. In contrast, most Americans would oppose prohibiting Muslim women from wearing full veils in public.
U.S. Catholics Occupy Something of a Middle Ground in the Catholic Faith
Except in France, most Muslim women choose to cover their heads -- but many among the general public disapprove