U.S. Catholics’ political leanings affect their approval ratings of pope


Pope Francis greets people outside St. Patrick in the City Church in Washington in 2015. As the pope marks his fifth anniversary in the papacy, a new Pew Research poll of U.S. Catholics shows their regard of the pope is, for the first time, colored by their political leanings. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See FRANCIS-FIVE-YEARS-PEW March 6, 2018.