2017 Gallup Poll Ranks Charlotte Native One Of The Most Admired Men In The World


Charlotte’s very own Billy Graham has just been ranked one of the most admired men in the world in this year’s Gallup Poll.

The legendary evangelist, who’s about to turn 100 years old, has now made the list a record 61 times. This year he ranked 4th behind Barack Obama (#1), Donald Trump (#2), and Pope Francis (#3).

The poll was based on phone calls made Dec. 4-11 to a random sample of 1,049 adults in all 50 states plus D.C.

Gallup also asked people what women they admired the most, with Hillary Clinton ranking 1st, Michelle Obama 2nd, Oprah Winfrey 3rd, and Elizabeth Warren 4th.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been ranked by American’s as the most admired man and woman every year for the past 10 years. This year they saw much narrower margins, with Obama edging out Donald Trump, 17% to 14%, and Clinton edges out Michelle Obama, 9% to 7%.

You can see the complete ranking and read more about the methodology on Gallup.com.

What man and woman do you currently admire the most in the world?