This poll which is a part of a longer article in Crux today is from Argentina, Pope Francis’ native country. This is what it discovered:
I will highlight in red below, some of what contributes to Argentina’s dismal attitude toward Pope Francis. Keep in mind, they knew him when he was the Cardinal Archbishop of Bueno Aires!
According to a 2020 poll by the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), nine in ten Argentines affirm that their religiosity did not increase after the election of history’s first pope from the global south. Furthermore, 40 percent of Argentines are “completely indifferent” to the pope, and within this number, 32 percent of those who answered identify as Catholic. And 27 percent of the people think he’s too involved in politics instead of spiritual affairs.