Ask Canadians which of 54 public figures we admire most, and we’ll begin with the previous president and First Girl of one other nation.
A new survey from market analysis agency YouGov has discovered that Barack Obama is extra admired by Canadians than another man, whereas Michelle Obama is the most-admired lady.
YouGov requested individuals in 41 international locations to call the individuals they admire most, after which put the most well-liked picks to a bigger vote in every nation.
On the male facet, Barack Obama garnered greater than 17 per cent of votes in Canada – greater than double the full of his closest competitor, tech tycoon and philanthropist Invoice Gates.
They had been adopted, so as, by actor Dwayne Johnson, the Dalai Lama, actor Jackie Chan, Prince William and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who, with barely over Four per cent of votes, completed simply forward of businessman Warren Buffett and entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Almost 2.eight per cent of Canadian respondents mentioned U.S. President Donald Trump is the person they admire most, with 1.55 per cent choosing Quebec Premier Francois Legault and 1.44 per cent for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The least admired males of these named within the survey had been Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chinese language President Xi Jinping and actor Andy Lau.
Michelle Obama led the best way amongst girls with practically 15 per cent of the vote. The Queen obtained barely greater than 9 per cent of votes, whereas discuss present host Ellen DeGeneres picked up precisely 9 per cent. Different extremely admired girls embody Oprah Winfrey (7.84 per cent), Celine Dion (5.71 per cent), Girl Gaga (5.63 per cent) and Malala Yousafzai (4.34 per cent).
Ending on the backside on the feminine facet, maybe owing to a relative lack of fame in Canada, had been Chinese language singer Peng Liyuan, Chinese language actress Yang Mi and Indian actress Sushmita Sen.
The Canadians on the checklist – Trudeau, Legault, controversial professor Jordan Peterson, Dion and Inexperienced Get together Chief Elizabeth May – weren’t included within the surveys for another nation. YouGov provided totally different picks in every surveyed nation based mostly on perceived native notoriety.
The Obamas additionally topped the female and male rankings within the U.S., with different high finishers together with Trump, Clint Eastwood, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Melania Trump.
Broadcaster David Attenborough and the Queen had been dubbed essentially the most admired man and lady within the U.K. and Australia, whereas the Obamas additionally took first place in France, Germany and Mexico, amongst others.
Jinping and Liyaun topped the admiration index in China. Japan confirmed sturdy love for its personal royal household, with former emperor Akihito as its most-admired man and his spouse Michiko as its most-admired lady.
Tallying up all 42,000 responses from every nation, although, YouGov discovered that whereas Michelle Obama is essentially the most admired lady on this planet – a title that had belonged to Angelina Jolie final yr – Gates stays forward of her husband because the planet’s most admired man.