Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Obama and Hillary Clinton most admired figures in 2013
Americans named President of the United States ( U.S. ), Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the man most admired men and women throughout the world community in 2013 , according to a Gallup poll released on Monday ( 30/12 ) .
Obama is in the top spot for six consecutive years , ranking usually occupied by the U.S. president , said the organization pollsters said as quoted by Reuters news agency .
However, the percentage of survey respondents who chose him as the most admired man fell to 16 percent this year from the year 2012 that figure reached 30 percent .
While Clinton topped the list of most admired women over 12 years in a row .
Overall Clinton had 18 times the position , more than any woman in the history of the poll.
Declare Gallup survey involving 1,031 adults between 5-8 December 2013 with a margin of error of less than four percentage points .
Another male figure in the list of the most admired men was former U.S. president George W. Bush , Bill Clinton , and Jimmy Carter ; Pope Francis and the Rev. Billy Graham ; actor and director Clint Eastwood ; Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates ; Senator from Texas Ted Cruz , and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Ron Paul .
While women who are behind Hillary Clinton , among others, show host Oprah Winfrey , First Lady Michelle Obama , former Alaska governor Sarah Palin , the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , and actress Angelina Jolie .
In the list of most admired women were also there Malala Yousafzai , teenage Pakistani Taliban head shot because the fight for the right of girls' education , German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton .