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In wake of papal visit, pro-life opinion rises in United States

Bridgeport, Conn., Oct 20, 2015 / 10:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis’ visit to the United States has given a boost to Americans’ stated support for the pro-life cause, the results of a survey conducted this month suggest.

About 62 percent of Americans voiced support for life at every stage of its development, including the unborn, according to a Marist Poll conducted this month. The survey shows an increase of six percentage points since August.

Among practicing Catholics, about 81 percent agreed, an increase from 76 percent.

Americans’ support for religious freedom appeared to increase by seven percentage points to 85 percent, with practicing Catholics’ support increasing seven percentage points to 87 percent.

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, said Pope Francis’ presentation of Catholic values “resonated in the minds and hearts of the American people.”

“His ability to generate so much consensus on such a diverse number of issues, some of which are seen as very complicated here, speaks to his ability to preach Gospel values convincingly, in our country and in our time,” Anderson said Oct. 19.

The Knights of Columbus sponsored the Marist Poll survey of 1,095 U.S. adult residents Oct. 1-9. It follows Pope Francis’ stops in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City during his Sept. 22-27 visit.

The results indicate Americans’ support for marriage as a union of one man and one woman increased four percentage points, to 55 percent. About 60 percent of practicing Catholics believe the Church's teaching about marriage, an increase of seven percentage points.

About 84 percent of respondents agreed with the need for more respect for the earth and the environment, with 81 percent of practicing Catholic respondents in agreement – an increase of ten percentage points since the papal visit.

The papal trip appears to have given Americans clarity about the Pope’s vision for the Church. In April, only 43 percent of Americans and 73 percent of practicing Catholics said they were clear about the Pope’s vision. After his trip, 55 percent of Americans and 88 percent of practicing Catholics said the same.

About 74 percent of respondents said they view the Pope favorably, an increase from 58 percent in August. About 90 percent of practicing Catholics view the Pope favorably, an increase of seven percentage points.

Fewer than 24 percent of Americans saw the papal visit as political. Most agreed that it was “mostly about values,” the Knights of Columbus said.

Most Americans said they followed media coverage of the papal visit in some way, as did 96 percent of practicing Catholics. Seventy percent of practicing Catholics said they followed the coverage “a great deal” or “a good amount.”

Over half of Americans feel better about their own faith because of the papal visit, as do 86 percent of Catholics. Poll respondents said they were more likely to engage in charitable activity as a result of the trip.

Americans do appear to diverge with Pope Francis on the death penalty. Only 41 percent of respondents opposed the death penalty, though opposition appeared to slightly increase after the papal visit.

The Marist Poll claims a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points for the sample of all U.S. respondents and a margin of error of plus or minus 7.7 percentage points for Catholic respondents.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal charitable organization with more than 1.9 million members worldwide.

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
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May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
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April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

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March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
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Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

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 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

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KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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