U.S. Catholics approve of the pope more than they do the Catholic Church itself, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday. Of Americans polled, 57% held a positive view of the pope -- 34% were very positive. And only 5% had a negative view of Francis.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Church got a 36% positive rating and a 17% negative rating.
A second poll released Wednesday, from
Time magazine editors selected Pope Francis for its Person of the Year, saying he had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, in 2013. Who came in second?
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