63% of U.S adults have a “very” or “mostly” favorable opinion of Pope Francis, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March.
Today, most Black adults say they rely on prayer to help make major decisions, and view opposing racism as essential to their religious faith.
Amid pandemic, Black and Hispanic worshippers more concerned about safety of in-person religious services
Black and Hispanic worshippers are less likely than their white counterparts to say they have gone to a house of worship recently.
Americans’ opinions of Pope Francis have rebounded slightly after hitting an all-time low almost two years ago in the wake of abuse scandals.
U.S. churchgoers are satisfied with the sermons they hear, though content varies by religious tradition
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.