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Poll: 54% of American-Catholics Support Gay Marriage

McGovern Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 7:10 PM
Rick3767 brings up a valid point. This poll would have been better had they asked how many of the respondents were active Roman Catholics. I know many who claim they are Catholic, but have not set foot in a church since they had First Communion when they were eight years old. These same "Catholics" have almost no idea what their church teaches, let alone what the Bible says. Yet for pollsters, they are "Catholics".

With the conclave to elect the next pope set for Tuesday, the College of Cardinals has been meeting all week to discuss the priorities of the church and the qualities its new pope must possess. Further, the College of Cardinals must also consider the attitudes of the Catholic people when electing the next pope.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday indicates that while 52% of Catholics said the church is moving in the right direction, 52% of those polled also said the church is out of touch with the views of Catholics in America.