Q: (Among Catholics only) Thinking about the next pope… Do you think the new pope should (maintain the traditional policies of the Church), or should he (change Church policies to reflect the attitudes and lifestyles of Catholics today)?

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*Note: Results among 201 Catholics surveyed have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus eight percentage points. For small subsamples of Catholic men (92 interviews), Catholics who attend services almost weekly or more (94) and Catholics under age 55 (92), the margin of error is plus or minus 11.5-12 points for results among each group.

The Washington Post - ABC News poll

Question 46 of 48

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Mar. 7-10, 2013, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The margin of error is eight percentage points for the sample of 201 Catholic respondents. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. Produced for the Washington Post by Capital Insight.