RESULTS

EXPECTATIONS OF CHANGE
IN THE CHURCH

RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of reproductive rights

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of reproductive rights

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of reproductive rights

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EXPECTATIONS OF CHANGE
IN THE CHURCH

RECOGNITION OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAMILIES

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of different types of families

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of different types of families

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of different types of families

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of different types of families

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Recognition of different types of families

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EXPECTATIONS OF CHANGE
IN THE CHURCH

CONDEMNATION OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY PRIESTS

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Condemnation of sexual abuse by priests

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Condemnation of sexual abuse by priests

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EXPECTATIONS OF CHANGE
IN THE CHURCH

WOULD YOU LIKE THE POPE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES IN THE CHURCH?

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Pope Francis

2014 National Catholic Opinion Survey Results — Expectations of Change in the Church — Pope Francis

Changes in internal policies 26%

• Penalties for priests that engage in improper conduct
• Allow priests to marry and have children
• Allow women into the priesthood
• Eliminate formalities/counseling sessions to receive the sacraments
• Make mass shorter and more dynamic

Promotion of community pastoral work 21%

• Help poor people
• Promote peace
• Encourage the Church to stop accumulating wealth and manage its resources with transparency

More openness regarding sexual morals and the family 19%

• Accept:
    – Homosexuality
    – Use of any contraceptive method
    – Abortion
    – Gay marriage

• Allow the sacraments to be given to Catholics who live in domestic partnership (cohabitation), who have remarried, or who are divorced or separated

Stronger evangelization 15%

• Reach out to Catholics around the world (visits like those by John Paul II)
• Preach the Catholic doctrine more often
• Support parishes (improve them)

Fight against pedophilia in the clergy 15%

Other 4%

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