Posts Tagged ‘US Catholics’

Catholics’ support swings for Trump over Biden by significant margin

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Catholics in the US have swung dramatically against President Biden in recent years, now boasting a significant statistical break towards his GOP challenger. Pew Research released a report on Apr 30 exploring support for presidential candidates sorted by religious affiliation. The poll found that 55% of Catholics support or lean towards supporting former President Donald Read more

Conservative US Catholics dump Trump

Friday, March 11th, 2016

A group of conservative Catholics is urging voters in the United States not to support the candidacy of Donald Trump. In an essay published by the National Review said Trump is “manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.” The essay, “An Appeal to Our Fellow Catholics,” was co-written by Princeton professor Robert P. Read more

America’s dark history of hating Catholics

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Congress and the United Nations rolling out their red carpets, nuns working overtime to bake communion hosts, prison inmates carving a walnut throne, tickets for events snapped up in seconds: America is gearing up for pope-mania. Pope Francis is expected to be greeted with huge crowds and across-the-board reverence when he tours Washington, New York Read more

Studies of US Catholics provide insight on synod questions

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Amid the scramble to gather new data ahead of next October’s synod on the family, a question arises: Will church officials incorporate the wealth of insights collected in recent decades by researchers inside and outside the US church? In late October, the Vatican sent to national bishops’ conferences a preparatory document and questionnaire for the Read more

US Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church ‘caricatured as anti-gay’

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight against gay marriage legislation because the Church has been “caricatured as anti-gay.” Dolan talked about gay marriage and the US Affordable Care Act with David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview. “Regardless of the church teachings, do you Read more

No clear ‘Pope Francis effect’ among US Catholics

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A new analysis of pooled Pew Research surveys conducted between Pope Francis’ election in March and the end of October this year finds that the percentage of Americans who identify as Catholics has remained the same – 22% — as it was during the corresponding seven-month period in 2012. “In fact, our polls going back Read more

US Catholic Church steps up immigration reform campaign

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Catholic Church in the United States has taken a more active role in pushing for an immigration overhaul that would legalize the millions of people who are in the country illegally. Church leaders have staged fasting and prayer events, starting last week, to spotlight the plight of the immigrant. Church leaders urged Catholics to Read more

Give us a younger pope with new ideas say US Catholics

Friday, March 8th, 2013

A majority of Catholics in the US want a pope who is younger and with some new ideas. Most saying they want the next pope to make the church’s teachings more liberal, according to the latest NYTimes/CBS News Poll. 70% say Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican have done a poor job of handling sexual Read more

Most US Catholics disagree with Church teachings

Friday, March 8th, 2013

A public opinion poll in the United States has shown a significant gap between what the Catholic Church teaches and what American Catholics actually believe. Asked if they believe the pope is infallible when he teaches on matters of morality or faith, only 40 per cent of the total sample (and 45 per cent of Read more

Catholic voters’ support for Obama surges, says poll

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that support among Catholic voters for US President Barack Obama has surged since June despite the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign. On June 17, Obama held a slight edge over Mitt Romney among Catholics (49-47 percent). Since then, Obama has surged ahead, and now leads Read more