• Pope Francis is wildly popular. So what?

    • Apr 8, 2015

    In the days before Easter, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal published the results of a poll finding that most Americans still hold a favorable view of Pope Francis. A few weeks before that, the Pew Research Center released a report showing that the pope remains popular even with

  • Catholic Millennials like sex and gay rights; abortion not so much

    • Mar 27, 2015

    Catholics between the ages of 18 and 34 – the so-called Millennial generation – are split on their support for abortion rights, but reject Church teaching when it comes to contraception and LGBT issues. Those are the findings from a report issued Friday by the Public Religion Research Institute in

  • Verdict is in: Pope Francis is a global rockstar

    • Dec 11, 2014

    Both Catholics and non-Catholics in Europe, the United States, and in his home turf – Latin America – love Pope Francis, though he’s not well known in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. According to Pew Research’s Global Attitudes Project, “A median of 60 percent across 43 nations have a