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Religious Institutions

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While Pope Francis' comments supporting same sex civil unions were a drastic shift in Catholic church guidance, U.S. Catholics have supported gay marriage for about a decade.

by Frank Newport

Church attendance has been edging down in the U.S., and a decline in "outstanding" local church leaders could be a factor.

by Frank Newport

American Catholics, about 23% of the U.S. adult population, remained positive about Pope Francis in early August, giving him a 78% favorable rating.

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