PublicationsMarch 6, 2014

How U.S. Catholics View Pope Francis: In Their Own Words

PublicationsMarch 6, 2014

U.S. Catholics View Pope Francis as a Change for the Better

One year into his pontificate, Pope Francis remains immensely popular among American Catholics and is widely seen as a force for positive change within the Roman Catholic Church. More than 80% of U.S. Catholics say they have a favorable view of the pontiff.

Media MentionsMarch 5, 2014

Wash. Post: Pope Francis is making more Catholics excited about faith, but actions slow to follow

Media MentionsFebruary 14, 2014

The Star: Meet Canada’s defender of the faiths

PublicationsFebruary 10, 2014

Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church

Between 1991 and 2008, the share of Russian adults identifying as Orthodox Christian rose from 31% to 72%, according to data from the International Social Survey Programme. During the same period, the share of Russia’s population that does not identify with any religion dropped from 61% to 18%.

Media MentionsJanuary 31, 2014

Atlantic: The U.S. puts ‘moderate’ restrictions on religious freedom

Media MentionsJanuary 17, 2014

RNS: This year’s March for Life reaches a new group: evangelicals

Media MentionsJanuary 17, 2014

CS Monitor: Why religious tensions are spiking around the globe

Press ReleasesJanuary 14, 2014

Global Religious Hostilities Reached Six-Year High in 2012

PublicationsJanuary 14, 2014

Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High

A third of the 198 countries studied had a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion in 2012. About three-in-ten countries had a high or very high level of government restrictions on religion, roughly the same as in 2011.