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A WIN/Gallup International poll shows that most people across the globe have a positive image of Pope Francis
WIN/Gallup International, the world’s leading association in market research and polling, has today published a global opinion poll conducted in 64 countries across the globe about the image of Pope Francis.
The image of Pope Francis
Citizens in 64 countries were asked: “Irrespective of your own religion, do you have a very favourable, somewhat favourable, somewhat unfavourable or very unfavourable opinion of Pope Francis?”
Five out of 10 respondents (54%) are favourable (very favourable, 24% and somewhat favourable, 30%). On the other hand, one out of 10 citizens (12%) hold an unfavourable opinion (somewhat unfavourable, 7% and very unfavourable, 5%) and 3 out of 10 (34%) are unable to pass a judgment about the Pope.
Jean-Marc Leger, President of WIN/Gallup International said “Pope Francis is a leader who transcends his own religion. Our study shows that an ample majority of citizens of the world, of different religious affiliations and across regions, have a favourable image of the Pope”.