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Robert David Sullivan is a senior editor at America magazine.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
The great replacement theory and its undisguised racism have horrified all but the most right-wing political leaders.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Confusing questions are endemic in public opinion surveys, but the topic of abortion is especially tricky for pollsters.
Politics & SocietyMedia
Robert David Sullivan
Covid-19, the 2020 election and racial justice remained hot topics in 2021. But the past year also brought new debates within the Catholic Church, including over the Latin Mass.
Members of the Archdiocese of Washington Youth Leadership Team pray during Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Jan. 29. (CNS photo/Andrew Biraj, Catholic Standard)
FaithNews
Robert David Sullivan
Nearly three-quarters of young U.S. Catholics say they can be a good Catholic without going to Mass every Sunday, according to a new CARA survey.
FaithDispatches
Robert David Sullivan
The survey also found a perception that younger priests are “more theologically conservative or orthodox than their older counterparts.”
Insurrectionists scale the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Politics & SocietyVantage Point
Robert David Sullivan
A month before this Independence Day, a group of 100 scholars warned about “the recent deterioration of U.S. democracy.” America has been covering this topic from all angles; here are highlights from our archives.
Politics & SocietyNews
Robert David Sullivan
According to a new P.R.R.I.-I.F.Y.C poll, 15 percent of U.S. adults—including 16 percent of Hispanic Catholics and 11 percent of white Catholics—agree with a core belief of the QAnon movement.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Robert David Sullivan
In April the Census Bureau estimated that from 2010 to 2020, the U.S. population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s and at the second-slowest rate in the nation’s history.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
While the overall child poverty rate may be historically low after a recovery from the pandemic, there are more specific measures of economic vulnerability for children that are still alarming.
FaithNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
About two-thirds of white U.S. Catholics are accepting of the Covid vaccine—a higher rate than any religious group other than Jews. But it is unclear whether the high vaccination rate is a matter of faith or of demographics.