#ShortNews: 46% of US Catholics believe global persecution of Christians is ‘very severe’

According to a new poll, 46 percent of US Catholics say the global persecution of Christians is “very severe”—an increase of more than 16 percent compared to a year ago; and 58 percent of US Catholics say they are “very concerned” about the plight of their fellow faithful—a figure up by more than 17 percent from February 2018.

Yet, other global issues are cause of greater concern for US Catholics than the persecution of Christians: they rank human trafficking, poverty and the refugee crisis as more urgent problems than the persecution of Christians.

Asked to list the countries where they believe the persecution of Christians is most severe, US Catholics identify Iran, Iraq, Syria, China, North Korea, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as the worst offenders.

Source: https://www.churchinneed.org/survey-measures-us-catholics-perceptions-of-the-global-persecution-of-christians/

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