Bannon’s comments on immigrants line up with the views of many white Catholics

… Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon thinks the Catholic Church’s leadership is on the wrong side of the immigration battle. They have been “unable to really, to come to grips with the problems in the church. They need illegal aliens. They need illegal aliens to fill the […] Read more »

Public Opinion Context: Trump’s Trip to Middle East and Europe

Donald Trump’s first overseas trip as president will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, then to Brussels for a major NATO meeting and back to Italy for a G7 summit. The world is watching with particular interest to see how his administration, subject to serial and serious […] Read more »

Obama Bests Trump as Most Admired Man in 2016

Americans are most likely to name President Barack Obama as the man they admire most in 2016. Twenty-two percent mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. President-elect Donald Trump was second at 15%. … Americans named Hillary Clinton the Most Admired Woman for the 15th consecutive year and 21st […] Read more »

Pope’s Encyclical Did Not Raise Broad Public Concern Over Climate Change

Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, “Laudato si’,” did not raise broad public concern about climate change among Catholics and non-Catholics, according to a new study from researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The study “Cross-pressuring conservative Catholics? Effects of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the U.S. public opinion […] Read more »

AP-NORC Poll: Pope Francis popular, but influence limited

Pope Francis’ comments Thursday that Donald Trump is “not a Christian” if he supports a wall along the Mexican border put the Republican presidential contender in the uncomfortable position of being pitted against a more popular political figure, according to recent polling on the pope’s standing among Americans and American […] Read more »

Clinton Most Admired Woman for Record 20th Time

Americans again name Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama the woman and man living anywhere in the world they admire most. Both win by wide margins over the next-closest finishers, Malala Yousafzai for women and Pope Francis and Donald Trump for men. CONT. Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup Read more »