Billy Graham Named One of Most Admired in World for 57th Time

Bill Hitchcock January 1, 2014 0
Billy Graham Named One of Most Admired in World for 57th Time

Billy Graham has once again been named by Americans as one of the most admired people in the world.

It’s an honor the 95-year-old evangelist has held 57 times in the 67 years the annual Gallup poll has been conducted.

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Mr. Graham first appeared on the list in 1955. Since then, he has been named among the top 10 most admired men a record number of times.

billy graham admiredAccording to Gallup, each year, American adults are surveyed by phone and asked to answer an open-ended question about which person in the world they admired most. This year’s survey took place Dec. 5-8 and polled 1,031 Americans.

President Barack Obama took the top spot, with 16 percent of those polled naming him as “most admired.” The sitting president has held the No. 1 position for 57 of the last 67 years.

Former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis were tied for the No. 2 spot. Mr. Graham and former President Bill Clinton were next on the list.

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