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The Vatican's Attitude Gap February 13, 2014
Can you be a good Catholic while not following basic Church teachings on life issues like birth control, abortion and divorce? Most Catholics seem to think so. According to a new global poll of more than 12,000 Catholics in 12 countries, the people in the pews often disagree with the Vatican on major social questions while still identifying with the faith. The opinion gap is nothing new, but the Pope's active interest in it is.

Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute