Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among the most admired men in the world among Americans, according to a new online survey of 30 countries.
The Israeli leader is 10th on the list of Americans’ top 20 most admired men produced by YouGov, an online survey company based in Britain.
He follows the Dalai Lama at 9th place, Donald Trump at 8th, Stephen Hawking at 4th, Pope Francist at 2nd and Barack Obama at 1st place among Americans.
But Netanyahu’s reputation is rather better in the US than elsewhere, it turns out. He was ahead of Johnny Depp, Bill Clinton and Brad Pitt in the US, but failed to even make it onto any other country’s list.
YouGov produced the list of candidates for the lists by asking “panelists” in the 30 countries the question, “Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?”
From these results, it compiled a list of 20 men and 20 women who won the most nominations, and in at least two countries polled.
These lists, with the addition of names of popular local individuals, were then polled in all 30 countries. Respondents were asked which of the individuals named they “truly admire” — they could answer more than one name — and which single individual they most admired.
The results were merged into a “percentage share of admiration.”
The most admired American Jew is Vermont Sen. (and Democratic presidential contender) Bernie Sanders at 6th place, followed by 16th-placed Jon Stewart.
The most admired woman in America is married to the most admired man: Michelle Obama, followed by Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres. Pakistani women’s education activist Malala Yousafzai is fourth.
Globally, the most admired women across all 30 countries polled are Angelina Jolie in first place, followed by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. Among the men, tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates leads the pack, followed by Barack Obama, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, martial arts film star Jackie Chan and Stephen Hawking.
All three US presidential contenders still in the race make the global top 20 lists: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
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