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‘Nones’ now largest religious category in U.S., new report says

Jan 25, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Pew’s new report, released Jan. 24, shows that nones now account for 28% of the total U.S. population, outstripping the... Read more

People sitting in pews in church. Stock photo via Shutterstock.

Generation Xers’ church attendance drops to millennial levels, survey suggests

Aug 3, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Church attendance has dropped off since the pandemic for Generation X more sharply than for other age groups since the... Read more

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Catholic Church is most credible institution in Nicaragua, CID Gallup poll finds

Jul 12, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The survey indicated that 48% consider the Catholic Church to be the most credible institution, while the Ortega presidency has... Read more


Survey: Fewer Americans confident about God’s existence, but many still pray

May 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Only about half of Americans now say they are certain that God exists, but many Americans say they still pray... Read more


Survey of new priests: Most pray rosary, go to eucharistic adoration, parents stayed married

Apr 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A survey of 450 priests-to-be shows that the overwhelming majority were raised Catholic in intact families and showed habits of... Read more


In-person Mass attendance dips following pandemic, study suggests

Mar 30, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A quarter of all Catholics say they now attend Mass less often than before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


Religion, patriotism, and having children diminish in importance for Americans: WSJ poll

Mar 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A new poll of U.S. residents suggests that certain traditional values have receded in importance over the past 25 years.  Read more


In pandemic’s wake, churchgoing takes a hit, survey indicates

Jan 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of American society, including religious worship,” said a January 2023 report on the survey “Faith... Read more


Here are your favorite Christmas carols (kind of)

Dec 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

For the second year in a row, we at CNA conducted an informal poll on social media to determine which... Read more


U.S. Catholic population shows growth, trends southward

Dec 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

With nearly 62 million people, Catholics make up the largest religious body in 36 U.S. states. Read more

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz (left) and Democrat John Fetterman.

Oz, Fetterman spar on abortion in Pennsylvania debate

Oct 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

The candidates’ latest comments come as a new EWTN poll shows a majority of Catholic voters in the state support... Read more

Shoppers are seen in a Kroger supermarket on Oct. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. Economic prospects are becoming "more pessimistic" in the United States on growing worries of weaker demand, the Federal Reserve said in a report Oct. 19, 2022, citing heightened inflation and rising interest rates.

EWTN poll: Catholics in key battleground states are focused on economy as midterms approach

Oct 25, 2022

By Matthew Bunson

Large majorities of likely Catholic voters in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania consider the economy to be the... Read more

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US Hispanic Catholics more likely to attend Mass, less likely to vote Trump

Feb 24, 2020

A new poll shows that Hispanics Catholics in the U.S. are more likely to attend weekly Mass and far less... Read more

Americans think statute of limitations laws should be applied equally

Jul 18, 2016

By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans believe it is unfair to extend the statute of limitations regarding sex abuse cases for... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United States Congress, Sept. 24, 2015.

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

Oct 20, 2015

Pope Francis’ visit to the United States has given a boost to Americans’ stated support for the pro-life cause, the... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience address in St. Peter's Square, June 24, 2015.

Is the Pope's challenge to America having an anti-Francis effect?

Jul 24, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis, but an apparent decline in their numbers may be due to... Read more

Global poll prompts call to overcome Catholic divisions through fidelity

Feb 14, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A survey indicating mixed views on Church teaching among self-identified Catholics shows the “difficult challenge” facing Christ’s followers, but also... Read more