April 25, 2010
Interesting poll by Harris Interactive, with FRANCE 24 and The International Herald Tribune, which examines the popularity and perceived influence of leading political and spiritual leaders in the world.
6,135 adults (aged 18-64)
US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy
March 31- April 12, 2010
2-The Dalai Lama 75%
3-Secretary Hillary Clinton 62%
4-German Chancellor Angela Merkel 54%
5-Nicolas Sarkozy 37%
6 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon 37%
7-Pope Benedict XVI 36%
Secy Clinton came in #5 for influence at 55%. Two women – who actually paid their dues – made the top three and then there’s barry the celebrity.
What are the chances barry would be listed if he was Secretary of State?
Iran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Libya: Moammar Gadhafi
China: President Hu Jintao
*Data weighted, where necessary, by age, gender, education, region and Internet usage to make it representative of the general population profile for each country. Propensity score weighting was applied to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.