September 25, 2015 - Americans Of All Faiths Like Pope Francis, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Agreement With Pope On Climate Change Tops 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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By wide margins, American Catholics, Protestants and those professing no faith have a positive opinion of Pope Francis, with 21 percent of all adults saying "very favorable," 44 percent saying "favorable," 12 percent saying "unfavorable" and 4 percent saying "very unfavorable," according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.

Among Catholics, 40 percent are "very favorable" and 50 percent are "favorable," the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Protestants go 16 percent "very favorable" and 43 percent "favorable." Those with no religion are 15 percent "very favorable" and 45 percent "favorable."

All American adults agree 61 - 26 percent with Pope Francis' call to do more to address climate change. Agreement is 67 - 23 percent among Catholics, 51 - 36 percent among Protestants and 74 - 16 percent among those with no religion.

"The Pope is revered and admired by people of faith as well as those with no religion. And it's not just on a spiritual level. Americans agree with his stance that climate change is a global concern," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

From September 17 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,832 adults nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.3 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter @QuinnipiacPoll.

104. (Adults) Is your opinion of Pope Francis very favorable, favorable, unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                          RELIGION..........   AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Prot   Cath   None   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very favorable       21%    19%    23%    16%    40%    15%    13%    20%    25%    28%
Favorable            44     43     46     43     50     45     43     45     47     45
Unfavorable          12     14     10     14      5     12     11     11     14     10
Very unfavorable      4      5      3      6      1      4      3      5      5      5
DK/NA                19     19     18     21      4     23     31     19      9     12
 
                     ADULT CATHOLICS..................
                                          ATTEND SRVCS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Weekly Less
 
Very favorable       40%    33%    45%    54%    35%
Favorable            50     53     47     39     53
Unfavorable           5      4      5      4      5
Very unfavorable      1      2      1      2      1
DK/NA                 4      8      2      1      6
 
 
105. (Adults) Do you agree or disagree with the message from Pope Francis calling on the world to do more to address climate change?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                          RELIGION..........   AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Prot   Cath   None   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Agree                61%    60%    62%    51%    67%    74%    69%    66%    57%    52%
Disagree             26     30     23     36     23     16     18     22     35     33
DK/NA                12     10     15     13      9     10     13     12      8     14
 
                     ADULT CATHOLICS..................
                                          ATTEND SRVCS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Weekly Less
 
Agree                67%    66%    69%    64%    68%
Disagree             23     26     21     24     23
DK/NA                 9      7     11     12      8
 
 

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