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.
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.