Pope Francis and Donald Trump are the second-most-admired men in the US

Pope Francis and Donald Trump are the second-most-admired men in the US

Pope Francis and Donald Trump are the second-most-admired men in the US

Pope Francis is the second most admired man in the United States, but he shares the spot with someone whose world view couldn’t be further from his own: Donald Trump. According to a Gallup poll released Monday, President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton are once again

Pope Francis is the second most admired man in the United States, but he shares the spot with someone whose world view couldn’t be further from his own: Donald Trump.

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton are once again the most admired man and woman in America, respectively, by wide margins.

About 13 percent of Americans named Clinton as their most admired woman; she now holds the record for topping the list for the 20th time, more than any other woman or man. On the men’s side, 17 percent of Americans chose Obama.

But the pope, whose papacy has been hallmarked by his pleas to protect the poor and to take care of the environment, tied with Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul and GOP anti-immigration crusader. Each chosen by 5 percent of Americans as their most admired.

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Pope Francis isn’t the only religious figure who appears on the 2015 list.

Included in a five-way tie at the bottom of the list of the most admired men, with 1 percent each, were the Dalai Lama and the Rev. Billy Graham, who holds the record for appearing on the list the most number of times: 59. (Pope John Paul II is in eighth place when it comes to total appearances on the list; he’s been on it 27 times.)

This is Pope Francis’ third appearance, and each time he has placed second. In 2013, the year he was elected, he tied for second place with former President George W. Bush. He finished second in 2014 with 6 percent.

Francis visited the United States for the first time in his life in September, where massive crowds greeted him in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia. His trip included a speech to Congress, a papal first, an address to the United Nations, and a public Mass along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philly.

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