Confidence in Pope Francis Down Sharply in US

Credit: Annett Klingner

(From The Pew Research Center)

U.S. Catholics increasingly critical of the way Pope Francis has handled sex abuse scandalAs allegations and investigations of sex abuse in the Catholic Church become more widespread, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that confidence in the way Pope Francis is handling the crisis has plummeted among U.S. Catholics. Just three-in-ten Catholic adults say Francis is doing an “excellent” or a “good” job addressing the issue, which is down 24 points since 2015 and 14 points from when Pew Research Center last asked the question in January of this year.

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