American Catholics said in a new survey they were pleased with the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI, ahead of his first visit to the U.S. since he was elected. The poll, released today, was commissioned by the nation's bishops and conducted in February by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. Eight of 10 Catholics said they were somewhat or very satisfied with his leadership. The poll found that Catholics born before 1960 — among the most faithful parishioners — and those born since the 1980s have similar outlooks. Pope Benedict will be traveling to Washington and New York starting Tuesday.