Here are some recent survey findings about Joe Biden, the pope, the debate over whether the president should receive Communion, and more.
Weekly Mass-goers and Catholic Republicans express higher levels of disapproval of the pope’s new restrictions.
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.
Americans’ opinions of Pope Francis have rebounded slightly after hitting an all-time low almost two years ago in the wake of abuse scandals.
Just three-in-ten Catholic adults say Francis is doing an excellent or good job addressing the sex abuse scandal, down 14 points from this January and 24 points since 2015.
Among the 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey have the most restrictions on religion, while Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo and the U.S. have the fewest restrictions.
About one-in-ten U.S. Catholics say Pope Francis’ most notable action has been showing humility and setting a good Christian example, while an equal share credited Francis with opening up the church and making it more accepting.
As Pope Francis approaches the fifth anniversary of his papacy, read six facts about how American Catholics view the pope.
American Catholics continue to have a favorable opinion of Francis. Yet there are signs of growing disenchantment with the Argentine pontiff, particularly among Catholic Republicans.
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news. Specifically, they were asked whether they did each activity several times a day, once a day, several times a week, once a […]