These are the public figures Canadians admire the most

Jul 22 2019, 2:30 pm

Barack and Michelle Obama are the most admired man and woman in Canada, according to a new survey.

The survey, which was conducted by market research firm YouGov, covered the views of people in 41 countries, with more than 42,000 people being interviewed to compile the list.

On a global scale, Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked as the world’s most admired man, followed by Barack Obama and Jackie Chan, respectively.

Michelle Obama topped the list on the woman’s roster, with Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie coming in at second and third, respectively.

World’s most admired 2019/YouGov

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Here in Canada, Barack came out on top as the most admired man, followed by Bill Gates, actor Dwayne Johnson, the Dalai Lama, actor Jackie Chan, Prince William, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The least admired men of those featured in the survey were Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and actor Andy Lau.

Michelle was also the most admired woman in Canada, followed by the Queen, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, and Malala Yousafzai.

As for the least admired women in Canada, Chinese singer Peng Liyuan, Chinese actress Yang Mi, and Indian actress Sushmita Sen claimed the bottom spots on the Canadian list.

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Most admired men and women in Canada/YouGov