Tag Archives: Morality

The Francis Effect: How Pope Francis Changed the Conversation about Global Warming

Given the Pope’s stature as a global religious leader, and the large number of Catholic Americans, we decided to assess whether the Pope’s teachings have had an influence on Americans’, particularly Catholics’, understanding, opinions, and dialogue about climate change. This report examines a large, representative cohort of American adults who were first surveyed in spring…
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Climate Change in the American Christian Mind: March 2015

Many Americans draw, at least in part, upon their religious beliefs to guide their understanding and interpretation of climate change causes, impacts, and solutions. This report examines the global warming beliefs, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and related moral values of three major groups of American Christians – Catholics, non-evangelical Protestants, and evangelicals. It also investigates…
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