Gallup Releases ‘Most Admired’ Lists for 2011

Gallup released its Most Admired Men & Women lists for 2011, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton taking the top women’s spot in the survey for the 10th consecutive year and 16th time since 1993, and President Obama the #1 man for the fourth straight time.
The 2011 list of Most Admired Women is below:
  1. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. First Lady Michelle Obama
  4. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
  5. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
  6. Former First Lady, Laura Bush
  7. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  8. Ellen DeGenres
  9. Queen Elizabeth II
  10. U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

No other woman has been named Most Admired Woman as many times as Clinton. Eleanor Roosevelt is second with 13, followed by Margaret Thatcher (6), Jacqueline Kennedy (5), and Mother Teresa (4).

And here’s the list of 2011’s Most Admired Men:

  1. President Barack ObamaBarack Obama
  2. Former President George W. Bush
  3. Former President Bill Clinton
  4. Rev. Billy Graham
  5. Warren Buffett
  6. Republican Presidential candidate and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
  7. Donald Trump
  8. Pope Benedict XVI
  9. Bill Gates
  10. Mormon Church President Thomas Monson

GallupGallup has been asking Americans to name their Most Admired Man and Most Admired Woman since 1948, and has done so each year except in 1967 (when only Most Admired Man was asked) and 1976.

The names typically come from the worlds of government, religion, business, entertainment, or humanitarian causes. Of the top 10 Most Admired women, eight are from government roles and two are from television (Winfrey and DeGeneres). On the 10 Most Admired men, four are government leaders (Obama, Clinton, Bush, and Gingrich), three are business leaders (Buffett, Trump, and Gates), and three are religious leaders (Graham, Pope Benedict, and Monson).


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