March 6, 2018

Pope Francis Still Highly Regarded in U.S., but Signs of Disenchantment Emerge


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Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate
Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher
Becka A. Alper, Research Associate
Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst
Jocelyn Kiley, Associate Director of Research
Brad Jones, Research Associate
Baxter Oliphant, Research Associate

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Claudia Deane, vice president of research, also gave valuable feedback on this report.