Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Clinton and Obama Top U.S. Poll on Most Admired People


Americans named President Obama and Hillary Clinton as the most admired man and woman in the world, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday, with Donald Trump tying Pope Francis as the second most admired man.
The sitting president is typically selected in the annual poll as the most admired man, and Mr. Obama, who was named as the first or second choice 17 percent of the time, was atop the list for the eighth year in a row. Mrs. Clinton, who was named 13 percent of the time, has been the top woman in the poll in each of the last 14 years and 20 times over all.
Malala Yousafzai, the 18-year-old Pakistani education activist, came in second behind Mrs. Clinton with 5 percent, followed by Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama, both with 4 percent. Carly Fiorina, Queen Elizabeth II and Angela Merkel followed, with each earning 2 percent.
Among the men, Pope Francis and Mr. Trump each earned 5 percent, followed by Bernie Sanders with 3 percent and Bill Gates with 2 percent. Tied for seventh place were the Dalai Lama and George W. Bush.
The poll tends to reflect names of people who have recently appeared in news headlines, said Frank M. Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll. Rather than choose from a list of names, poll respondents offer whichever comes to mind.
“It very much reflects who has been in the news, and who people can recall at a short period of time when an interviewer asks them,” Mr. Newport said.
Since Gallup began asking the open-ended question in 1948, Mrs. Clinton has been the top choice more than any other woman, followed by a former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was named the most admired woman 13 times. Dwight Eisenhower, the former president, was the top male choice 12 times, the only man to be named more than eight times.
The Rev. Billy Graham, 97, tied for ninth among men with 1 percent, continuing his run of appearing in the top 10 every year since 1963. His 59 appearances in the top 10 are by far the most among men, with Ronald Reagan behind him with 31 and Jimmy Carter with 28.
Queen Elizabeth II leads women among top-10 finishes with 47, followed by Margaret Thatcher with 34 and Jacqueline Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey, both with 28.
The 2015 poll was conducted among 824 American adults by phone from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points, Gallup said.
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