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Pope Francis Still Highly Regarded in U.S., but Signs of Disenchantment Emerge


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Primary Researchers

Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst Jocelyn Kiley, Associate Director of Research Brad Jones, Research Associate Baxter Oliphant, Research Associate

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer            

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Anna Schiller, Communications Manager Jessica Pumphrey, Communications Associate

Claudia Deane, vice president of research, also gave valuable feedback on this report.



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