WASHINGTON — A new survey shows that U.S. Catholics are overwhelmingly content with the election of Pope Francis, with 73% of Catholics expressing happiness with the new Holy Father.
The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center less than a week after the Pope’s March 13 election, also reports a subset of 31% of Catholics who say they are very happy with his election.
Though reported happiness was high, about 24% of Catholic respondents told the Pew Research Center they have not heard enough about the Pope to make a judgment.
However, only 2% said they were unhappy with the cardinals’ choice.
Among weekly Mass attendees, almost 90% are happy with his selection, compared to only...READ MORE