William Dinges , professor, religion and culture, was quoted in a Catholic News Service article on Pope Francis's popularity. See below.
From: Catholic News Service (via Catholic Chronicle) Date: July 29, 2015 Author: Abbey Jaroma
"If you look at trends, there has been a decline in the general attitudes toward institutions of authority of all kinds, especially religion," said Bill Dinges, a professor of religion and culture at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
"We know by way of Gallup polls, and others, that the nation as a whole is becoming less religious, just as it's becoming less Christian. I am not surprised that conservatives disagree, but that liberals do," he told Catholic News Service in comments about the survey results, released July 22.
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