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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

U.S. Catholics, non-Catholics view Pope Francis favorably

U.S. Catholics, non-Catholics continue to view Pope Francis favorably

Some world leaders begin their tenures with high favorability ratings – only to see their popularity fall over time. But, in the U.S., Pope Francis remains as popular as ever, with seven-in-ten Americans saying their opinion of the pontiff is “very” or “mostly” favorable, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Half of U.S. adults say conservative Christians will gain influence in Trump era

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, the public has starkly different expectations about which groups in society will gain influence – and lose influence – under his administration. About half of Americans (52%) think conservative Christians will gain influence under Trump, while just 15% say conservative Christians will lose influence and 30% think they will not be affected.

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