New Yorkers are pleased to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to the Apple Ã¢â‚¬â€ but aren’t quite sure what to make of him.
A “new poll”:http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1284.xml?ReleaseID=1124&What=&strArea=;&strTime=0 by Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., says that 70 percent of New York City registered voters (and 88 percent of Catholics there) say that the pope’s April visit will be “good for the city.”
No surprise there.
Among Catholics, 62 percent approve, 22 percent don’t.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said:
Welcome, Your Holiness. Overwhelmingly, New Yorkers applaud the Pope’s plans to visit the city. Most New Yorkers don’t know Pope Benedict XVI as well as they knew his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, so his favorability and approval are just OK. Maybe that will change in April.
60 percent of Catholics said they would like to attend the pope’s Mass at Yankees Stadium.
29 percent of non-Catholics said they would like to be there, too. Not a bad number for non-Catholics Ã¢â‚¬â€ considering the crowds, security and the fact that they can’t take Communion…