24% of U.S. adults overall say their faith has become stronger because of the coronavirus pandemic; just 2% say their faith has become weaker.
Americans’ opinions of Pope Francis have rebounded slightly after hitting an all-time low almost two years ago in the wake of abuse scandals.
There are differences by religious tradition in how satisfied churchgoers are with what they hear from the pulpit.
Among U.S. adults who attend services a few times a year or more, 45% say they’re not sure whether their clergy are Democrats or Republicans.
Catholics have less confidence in their clergy's advice than Protestants – and are less likely to claim a close relationship with clergy.
The more confident people are that members of powerful groups behave unethically, the less likely they are to have confidence in that group’s performance.
Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics; public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers
A majority of U.S. adults say recent reports of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church reflect problems that are still happening.
Many U.S. Christians – as well as the religiously unaffiliated – hold “New Age” beliefs, which include belief in reincarnation and astrology.
In the United States, 48% of American adults say they are married. A higher-than-average share of adults are married in certain religious groups.