Pope Francis has favorability ratings that any politician globally would fantasize about

Ahead of his September trip to the United States, however, the Pope’s popularity in America has apparently dropped.

He’s still undeniably popular — 66% of Americans find him favorable, compared with just 14% who do not, according to a Quinnipiac University poll — but those numbers mean the Pope is much less popular in the U.S. than he is across most of Europe and South America.

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During the majority of 2014, the Pope’s favorability rating in the U.S. was somewhere north of 70%, according to multiple polls. The drop seems to have been led by U.Sconservatives, who may have changed their minds about the Pope after he issued sermons and statements decrying capitalism and emphasizing his belief that climate change is a problem caused by humans Read more…

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