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Obama, Pope Francisco and Trump are the most admired men in the US this year

President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Donald Trump are, in that order, this year the most admired men in the US, according to an annual survey published by the Gallup demoscópica today.


According to the survey, prepared from 2 to 6 December among 824 adults nationwide, 17% of respondents considered "most admired man" to Obama, who occupies this place for the eighth time.

In second place, with 5%, it is the pope Francisco, who last September made a historic visit to the United States.

In third place, tied with Argentine priest, the candidate of the Republican Party appears to the presidential elections of 2016 Donald Trump, who this year is in the news spotlight with insults and provocations that have peppered his campaign.

"The presidential campaign Trump surprisingly strong and often controversial, he has made this year a prominent media figure and therefore very evident for many Americans," he said Gallup pollster said in a statement.

Among the ten most admired men also include, among others, the Democratic candidate for President Bernie Sanders, the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama and US presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

In the women's field Hillary Clinton, big favorite for the Democratic nomination for the White House, is the winner, for the twentieth time since 1993, the title of "most admired woman" according to 13% of survey participants , which has a margin of error of 4%.

A Clinton followed the young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize 2014, Oprah Winfrey, known as the queen of American television, with a backrest 5 and 4%, respectively.

Other admired women who appear in the list are US first lady, Michelle Obama, Queen Elizabeth II of England, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung 1991 San Suu Kyi.

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