President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in the world in 2015, according to a new Gallup survey that shows Pope Francis and Donald Trump tied for second place.
Obama and Clinton top the poll this year by wide margins, with the Democratic presidential front-runner being named the most-admired woman for the 20th time with 13 percent, according to poll results released Monday. Obama earned 17 percent and has made the list now eight times.
Pope Francis and Trump tied for runner up with 5 percent each, followed by Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Ben Carson, the Dalai Lama and George W. Bush. On the women’s side, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai came in second. Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama, Carly Fiorina and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made the list.
A random selection of 824 adults was surveyed for the poll this year by telephone between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6. The margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.