New US poll shows decline in Pope’s approval ratings
August 03, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: The number of American Catholics giving Pope Francis a favorable rating has declined since 2015, according to a new Pew Research poll. The proportion of respondents giving the Pontiff an “excellent” or “good” rating for spreading the faith dipped from 84 to 70%. On his handling of the sex-abuse crisis, the approval rating slipped from 55 to 45%. The poll was taken before the eruption of the latest scandal involving former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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