NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s not just New Yorkers that are going wild for the pope.

Turns out Americans of all faiths have a positive opinion of Pope Francis, according to a new poll.

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According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 21 percent of all adults have a “very favorable” view of the pontiff, and 44 percent have a “favorable” view. Only 16 percent have a combined “unfavorable” or “very unfavorable” view of the pontiff.

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The pope is wildly popular among Catholics, with 40 percent having a “very favorable” view and 50 percent “favorable.”

Even 15 percent of those who say they have no religion have a “very favorable” view of the pope and 45 percent “favorable.”

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According to the poll, 61 percent of those surveyed agree with Pope Francis’ call to do more to address climate change. Twenty six percent disagree.

“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,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll. “Americans agree with his stance that climate change is a global concern.”

For complete poll results, click here.


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