Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century

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Gallup's List of People that Americans Most Widely Admired in the 20th Century is a poll published in December 1999 by The Gallup Organization to determine who around the world Americans admire most, in the 20th century.[1]

Gallup has constructed a yearly Gallup's most admired man and woman poll list since 1948[2] but this poll cover the most notable figures of the entire century. They combined the results from the previous polls with a new preliminary poll to determine the 18 most admired people.[1] The 1999 final poll produced an ordered list of 18 people, 12 of whom were males and 12 of whom were American citizens; the highest ranked non-American and non-male was (Saint) Mother Teresa, at #1.

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Source: [1]

List of winners of the Gallup's Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century poll
Rank Portrait Name Percentage Ref.
1 Photographic portrait of Mother Teresa Mother Teresa
(1910–1997)
49% [3]
2 Photographic portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(1929–1968)
34% [4]
3 Photographic portrait of John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy
(1917–1963)
32%
4 Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein
(1879–1955)
31%
5 Photographic portrait of Helen Keller Helen Keller
(1880–1968)
30%
6 Photographic portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1882–1945)
26% [5]
7 Photographic portrait of Billy Graham Billy Graham
(1918–2018)
26% [5]
8 Photographic portrait of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
(1920–2005)
25% [5]
9 Photographic portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884–1962)
22% [6]
10 Photographic portrait of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill
(1874–1965)
20% [7]
11 Photographic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1890–1969)
18% [7]
12 Photographic portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
(1929–1994)
18%
13 Photographic portrait of Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi
(1869–1948)
18%
14 Photographic portrait of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela
(1918–2013)
17%
15 Photographic portrait of Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
(1911–2004)
17%
16 Photographic portrait of Henry Ford Henry Ford
(1863–1947)
15%
17 Photographic portrait of Bill Clinton Bill Clinton
(b. 1946)
10%
18 Photographic portrait of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher
(1925–2013)
9%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newport, Frank (December 31, 1999). "Mother Teresa Voted by American People as Most Admired Person of the Century". Gallup.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Jones, Jeffrey M. (December 30, 2019). "Obama, Trump Tie as Most Admired Man in 2019". Gallup.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Yang, Shih-ying; Kuo, Ben C. H.; Lin, Song-po (2022). "Wisdom, Cultural Synergy, and Social Change: A Taiwanese Perspective" (PDF). New Ideas in Psychology. 64: 2. ISSN 0732-118X – via ResearchGate.
  4. ^ Terry, Brandon M.; Shelby, Tommie, eds. (2018). To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Harvard University Press. p. 351. ISBN 978-0-674-98075-4. Retrieved March 1, 2022 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b c Kohanik, Eric (August 10, 2007). "Evangelist in the Spotlight". Nanaimo Daily News. ProQuest 361630057.
  6. ^ Bennington, J. Bret; DaSilva, Zenia Sacks; D'Innocenzo, Michael; Pugliese, Stanislao G., eds. (2016). The 1930s: The Reality and the Promise. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. xi. ISBN 978-1-4438-8528-7. Retrieved March 1, 2022 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ a b "Mother Teresa Tops List of Century's Most Admired". The Catholic Advance. January 14, 2000. Retrieved March 1, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.