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Polls: Pope Francis, Billy Graham Among The 10 Most Admired Men Of The Year.

For the 56th time since 1955, Billy Graham has made the USA Today/Gallup Top 10 list of Most Admired Men in the World. (BGEA)

For the 56th time since 1955, Billy Graham (R) has made the USA Today/Gallup Top 10 list of Most Admired Men in the World. (BGEA)

Continuing a 50-plus year streak, Billy Graham was again named one of the top 10 most admired men in the world this year.

The results of the annual Gallup poll were released Monday, answering the question, “What [man/woman] that you have heard or read about, living today in any part of the world, do you admire most?”

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.

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The sitting president was typically selected in the annual poll as the most admired man with 17 percent of the time, topping 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.

Americans named President Obama and Hillary Clinton as the most admired man and woman in the world.

Americans named President Obama and Hillary Clinton as the most admired man and woman in the world.

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.

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.

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.

editor@ugchristiannews.com

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