The results from a YouGov poll were revealed earlier today which asked members of the British public to vote for the person they most admired. In the top spot, with almost 20% of the overall vote, was Her Majesty The Queen.
The poll also placed Prince William in 9th position, whilst the Duchess of Cambridge was ranked in 19th. Alongside members of the royal family, famous names such as Stephen Fry and David Attenborough made the poll, ranking in 7th and 11th place respectively.
The YouGov poll was taken by thirteen countries across the world, including China, Great Britain, France and the USA. The results from these individual countries were compiled to create a list of the most admired people in the world. The poll was taken by nearly 14,000 people through different internet and mobile questionnaires.
The Queen’s popularity has always been high in the United Kingdom and indeed around the world. In a poll a few years ago, also by YouGov, it was shown that 90% of people thought The Queen has done a good job. Similarly, support for the Monarchy as a whole has remained consistently high through the times, averaging around 75% in favour of retaining the Monarchy as opposed to being a republic – figures in support republicanism having always remained below 20% for at least the last 20 years.
Today’s poll is just another in a long list of surveys and polls in which Her Majesty is rated highly.
In the world poll, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates was named the most admired person in the world. Barack Obama came in a very close 2nd place, with Russian President Vladimir Putin coming 3rd. Pope Francis was named in 4th position.
In this poll, The Queen placed as the most admired woman in the world, coming in 17th position, in front of the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. Her Majesty, alongside Stephen Hawking, were the only two British people to top the world poll.