Pope remains popular with American public, poll shows
January 18, 2017
Pope Francis has maintained his high approval ratings among Americans, a new Pew Research poll finds.
The survey found that 70% of all respondents give the Pope a favorable rating, with only 19% viewing him unfavorably. Those figures are up from March 2013, at the start of his pontificate, when 57% gave him a favorable rating.
Among Catholics the Pope’s standing is even higher, with 87% giving him a favorable rating.
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