New Poll Shows Catholic Church Slow to Act on Clergy Sexual Abuse, Protecting Image

Saint Leo U Survey Indicates Pope’s Favorability, Opinion of Church Improves

ST. LEO, FL – A new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( shows a large number of Americans—81.3 percent—strongly and somewhat agree that the Catholic Church was slow to identify and act on sexual abuse involving Catholic clergy. Among Catholics polled, 89.3 percent agree that the Church […]

By |May 20th, 2019|Institute|0 Comments

Americans Reveal Aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court They Would Prefer Altered in New Survey from Saint Leo University, Including an Age for Justices to Retire

Partisan sentiments play a role in some results
From a practical standpoint, changes are hard to make

ST. LEO, FL – New survey results collected nationally by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( indicates that more than six in 10 Americans favor a mandatory retirement age for the justices appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, rather than allowing […]

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New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Americans Plan Vacations, Hope to Unplug in 2019

Beach, Water Activities, Historical Sites Top the Must-Do Lists for Summer Escapes

LEO, FL ­– Many Americans say they plan to take a vacation in 2019, and a summer escape offers more family time as well as the opportunity to “disconnect” from work, according to a new Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( study.

The survey was fielded nationally online among 1,000 […]

By |May 9th, 2019|Institute|0 Comments

Majority of Floridians Continue to See Their New Governor in Positive Terms in Recent Survey from Saint Leo University

The work of the state’s two U.S. Senators received ratings lower than the governor

ST. LEO, FL – More than six in 10 Floridians like the way their new governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, is handling his job responsibilities, according to a recent survey of 500 state residents conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute (

People from across the state registered […]

By |May 9th, 2019|Institute|0 Comments

Saint Leo University Survey Suggests Significant Sum of Floridians Hold Doubts About Teachers Having Guns in Public Schools

The survey of residents was conducted during the state legislative session  

ST. LEO, FL – Though Florida lawmakers have decided that public school classroom teachers may—with district approval—carry firearms at work, results just in from a Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( survey suggest more people dislike the idea than approve of it. But neither side showed a majority of supporters […]

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Saint Leo University Poll Reveals Former VP Biden Showing Strength in Contest for Democratic Presidential Nomination, Even Some Regard from GOP Voters

The combination of factors is an asset for the veteran Democrat

ST. LEO, FL – A new national survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( shows that Americans rank former Vice President Joe Biden highest on the list of Democratic presidential candidates most likely to defeat President Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election. The poll took into account […]

By |May 7th, 2019|Institute|0 Comments