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President Trump 'More Admired' Than Pope Francis, Global Poll Reveals

YouGov survey involved 42,000 people in 41 different countries

 on 7th August 2019 @ 1.00am
the global yougov poll placed president trump above pope francis for  most admired men in 2019 © press
The global YouGov poll placed President Trump above Pope Francis for 'most admired men in 2019'

US President Donald Trump is "more admired" than the head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis, according to a new global poll.

The survey was conducted by YouGov and involved more than 42,000 people in 41 different countries.

In the poll for "Most Admired Men in the World 2019," Trump ranked fourteenth and Pope Francis ranked fifteenth.

Other world leaders also ranked well in the survey, with Chinese President Xi Jinping coming fourth, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ranking tenth.

The same survey found that Michelle Obama was the most admired woman in the world.

She was followed by Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, and Queen Elizabeth II.

President Trump's former 2016 rival Hillary Clinton was the biggest loser in the women's poll, however, after falling several places from last year.

voters around the world admire president trump more than pope francis © press
Voters around the world admire President Trump more than Pope Francis

The most admired men list resembles previous years, with the second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, retaining his place at the top of the list.

Also ranking highly in the list were Barack Obama, actor Jackie Chan, Xi Jinping, and Alibaba founder Jack Ma. 

Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi also climbed the list, rising three and two places respectively into the top ten.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also featured on the list alongside the Dalai Lama.

Vladimir Putin, who took tenth place, experience the largest fall in the rankings for men - plummeting down four spots. 

Most Admired Men in the World

  • 1, Bill Gates
  • 2, Barack Obama
  • 3, Jackie Chan
  • 4, Xi Jinping
  • 5, Jack Ma​
  • 6, Narendra Modi
  • 7, Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 8, Dalai Lama
  • 9, Lionel Messi
  • 10, Vladimir Putin
  • 11, Warren Buffett
  • 12, Amitabh Bachchan​
  • 13, Elon Musk
  • 14, Donald Trump
  • 15, Pope Francis​
  • 16, Shahrukh Khan​
  • 17, Imran Khan
  • 18, Salman Khan​
  • 19, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • 20, Andy Lau​

In the list of women, other names include Harry Potter actor Emma Watson, activist Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton (who slid down three places) and musician Taylor Swift.

Newcomers to the top ten also included Peng Liyuan, the wife to Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou.

Most Admired Women in the World

  • 1, Michelle Obama
  • 2, Oprah Winfrey
  • 3, Angelina Jolie
  • 4, Queen Elizabeth II
  • 5, Emma Watson​
  • 6, Malala Yousafzai​
  • 7, Peng Liyuan
  • 8, Hillary Clinton
  • 9, Tu Youyou
  • 10, Taylor Swift
  • 11, Madonna
  • 12, Angela Merkel​
  • 13, Deepika Padukone​
  • 14, Priyanka Chopra
  • 15, Ellen Degeneres​
  • 16, Aishwarya Rai​
  • 17, Sushmita Sen
  • 18, Theresa May​
  • 19, Melania Trump
  • 20, Yang Mi
president donald trump and pope francis meeting at the apostolic palace  the vatican  may 24  2017 © press
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meeting at the Apostolic Palace, the Vatican, May 24, 2017

YouGov explains the methodology used for its “most admired” survey as follows:

“In December YouGov gathered open-ended nominations from panelists across 41 countries, asking them simply: ‘Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?’ These nominations were then used to compile a list of the 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations and were nominated in at least four countries. An additional 10 popular local figures were added to the lists for individual countries.
“In January we then used the lists to poll each of the 41 countries asking two questions: ‘who do you truly admire?’, where respondents could make multiple selections, and ‘who do you MOST admire?’, where they could only pick one. These two numbers were combined into a percentage share of admiration, displayed to the right of each name in the graphic above and table below, which shows the full results for every country including local celebrities and public figures.”

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