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Pope enjoys 88% popularity in US, CNN poll shows

December 24, 2013

Pope Francis enjoys enormous popularity with the American public, a new CNN poll shows.

The CCN/ORC International poll found that 88% of Americans approve of the Pope’s performance. Similar survey results in other countries suggest that the Pontiff is the world’s most popular religious leader today.


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Dec. 27, 2013 2:09 AM ET USA

    I give the Holy Father a thumbs up. However, since almost 9 out of 10 of my countrymen do also, I worry that I've overlooked something.

  • Posted by: rpp - Dec. 26, 2013 11:50 AM ET USA

    As if popularity was an important measure, even among Catholics. But then, popularity is very important when secular culture promotes narcissism as a virtue.