[Gallup] Poll: [Only] 46% of Catholics have ‘a lot’ of confidence in Church
CWN – July 16, 2012
A newly-released Gallup survey has found that 46% of Catholics have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the Church and organized religion – down from 73% in 1975 and 52% in 2011, but up from 39% in 2007.
56% of Protestant have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in organized religion. Only 44% of Americans overall have the same degree of confidence in organized religion—down from 68% in 1975.
Religion, nonetheless, fares more favorably than other areas of society. 29% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in public schools, and 21% have the same degree of confidence in banks and in television news.
Additional sources for this story: U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point (Gallup Politics) www.gallup.com/poll/155690/Confidence-Organized-Religion-Low-Point.aspx