New Book by Pope Francis May Enhance His Popularity

SAINT LEO, FL – A new national poll by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows the popularity of Pope Francis continues to increase and one in five Americans are aware of his new book.

Nationally, 68.4 percent of the 1,015 adult respondents view him favorably and among Catholics, 88.1 percent. Also, about one in five Americans are aware of his […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Institute|0 Comments

New Saint Leo University Head-to-Head Poll Shows Democratic Presidential Candidates Starting Race with Popular Lead

SAINT LEO, FL – In hypothetical head-to-head contests pitting the possible Republican presidential candidates against Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, either of the Democratic candidates would defeat a Republican challenger, a new poll released by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows.

The national online poll of 1,015 adults shows likely voters favoring U.S. Senator Sanders of Vermont over Republican frontrunner […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Institute|0 Comments

Candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate Race Still Relative Unknowns

SAINT LEO –  Most voters in the Sunshine State still have yet to learn much about the people running for an important open seat in the U.S. Senate in the 2016 election, the newest Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey shows.

But with the Senate election occurring at the same time as a presidential election, the pool of candidates will try […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Institute|0 Comments

March Poll Shows Clinton and Trump as Likely Winners in Florida Primary Races; Trends Working Favorably for Democrats Overall

In Florida, billionaire Donald Trump is maintaining his lead among GOP presidential candidates, getting the support of 41.4 percent of likely Republican primary voters surveyed earlier this week by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. Florida’s own U.S. Senator Marco Rubio trailed behind, attracting just 22.8 percent of the respondents in the online poll of 500 Republicans.

The likely Florida GOP […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Institute|0 Comments

Religion Can Play a Role in Americans’ Political Acts, But its Influence is Hard to Pinpoint

Faculty experts:

Dr. Michael Anthony Novak, theology,

Frank Orlando, political scientist,

The Saint Leo University Polling Institute asked adults in both its national sample and its separate Florida sample several questions about their attitudes toward religion and the intersection of religion and their thoughts and decisions on current events. As a basis of comparison, the respondents were asked about the role […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments

Polling Results: Faculty Insights on Terror Risks and Public Perceptions

Contact information:

Christopher Wolfe, PhD, psychology,

Eloy Nuñez, PhD, homeland security,

The most recent survey results from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute results were so compelling on American fears resulting from the terror attacks in Paris that the subject warrants extended commentary from Saint Leo faculty experts. A few findings from the national results, collected from more than 1,000 adults:

Those […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Institute|0 Comments