Look for a ‘Francis effect’ at the voting booth, not in the pews

After any pope visits the US, pollsters try to measure his impact by tracking Catholic Mass attendance. That may be the wrong place to look. Instead, the voting booth may indicate a “Francis effect” — signs Catholics are considering the pope in their political decisions, according to a new survey from Faith in Public Life… Continue reading Look for a ‘Francis effect’ at the voting booth, not in the pews