Here is the press release on the CARA study on reception of the new English Missal in the US.
70% agree (50%) or strongly agree (20%) that the newly translated Missal is a good thing. 23% disagree, 7% strongly disagree, which makes for 30% disagreement.
The more regularly people attend liturgy, the more they support it. What do you suppose that means? How do people who “rarely or never” attend Mass form their rather negative opinions on the new Missal? I get the impression – I’ve had the same thought when pollsters ask Catholics to rate the Pope, the bishop, and their parish priest – that people are more or less answering “how much I like being a Catholic” rather than the question posed to them.
This is interesting: the more people notice changes in the text, the less they like the new text. The more they think that little has changed, the more they like it.
Now here’s another poll I hope someone takes: What do priests think of the new Missal?
Anyway, we have this and it’s valuable information. Go, read. Discuss among yourselves.