Thursday, November 29, 2007

Poll: New Yorkers “overwhelmingly applaud” Pope’s April visit

From the Catholic News Agency:

A new poll of New York City residents indicates that a majority of New Yorkers think Pope Benedict XVI's scheduled visit in April will be good for their city, and most New York City Catholics have a favorable attitude towards him.

According to a survey conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, 70 % of New Yorkers think the visit will be good for the city, while only 15 % do not.

Eighty eight percent of Catholics specifically thought the visit would benefit New York, while only 9 % disagreed.

And a continued high-demand for papal tickets:
Twenty nine percent of New Yorkers, including 60 % of Catholics, would like to attend the Pope’s mass at Yankee Stadium.
Considering the population of NYC is roughly 8.5 million people that means about 2.4 million people might want to attend Yankee Stadium (which seats ~50,000). Talk about a hot ticket.