Saint Leo University Survey Finds Sizable Numbers Say Climate Change Theory Should Be Taught in School; One in Four Say Individuals Are Able to Act in Preventing Ill Effects

Local or regional civic response capabilities make sense to many

ST. LEO, FL – A new survey conducted nationally and within the state of Florida by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( has found a majority of those responding think climate change should be taught as accepted theory in public primary and secondary schools. In the cases of both U.S. […]

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More Than Half of Saint Leo University Survey Respondents Say It’s Time to Shelve Plastic Shopping Bags

A similar proportion would cut out plastic straws

ST. LEO, FL – A Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( survey revealed that more than half of Americans agree with the idea of banning plastic straws and plastic shopping bags. An even higher proportion of Florida respondents are in favor of bans on the single-use items.

While the plastic items have been widely […]

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Biden and Sanders Top Lists of Favorite Democratic Presidential Contenders in New Saint Leo University Poll

Symptoms of public divisions abound; Trump approval rating still sub-50%

ST. LEO, FL – The latest survey on national politics by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that possible Democratic candidate for president and former Vice President Joe Biden has the widest support of respondents for a primary nomination run, followed by declared candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of […]

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New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Candy, Sweets Top Lenten Sacrifices

Christians, Catholics to Take Part in 40-Day Observance, Poll Indicates

ST. LEO, FL ­– Americans say they will stash the Reese’s Cups and drop their daily Dunkin doughnuts as Lent begins Wednesday (March 6) and they give up candy, sweets, and chocolate for 40 days.

A new Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey shows that 29.2 percent of those who report being Christian […]

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Saint Leo University Poll Shows Lower Opinion of Catholic Church

Pope Francis’ Favorability Increases, But Remains Lower Than Last Year

St. LEO – On the heels of a Vatican summit on sexual abuse of minors by clergy, a new Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey shows slightly more than one-third of Americans hold a favorable view of the Catholic Church while more people hold a favorable opinion about Pope Francis than […]

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Florida’s New Governor Getting Favorable Reviews Among More than Half of Independents and Strong Majority of Republicans

Governor to speak at start of regular legislative session March 5 in Tallahassee

ST. LEO, FL – Newly elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, appears to have impressed Florida voters even beyond his party, a recent Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey ( indicates. Nearly 64 percent of those polled between February 16 and February 25 said they strongly approve […]

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