Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. will stand as one of the historic events of 2015, and a new poll suggests that the Pope's visit may have increased charitable giving.
"Survey: Poll of Americans on the influence of Pope Francis
"Organization: Saint Leo University Polling Institute
"Summary: Pope Francis’s September visit to the United States may be boosting Americans’ charitable contributions this year — especially among Catholics, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 adults. Of all the people polled, Catholics as well as non-Catholics, 61 percent said they are giving more or the same amount to charity in 2015 as they did in 2014."--Eden Stiffman, The Chronicle of Philanthropy