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Pres. Monson on list of top 10 most admired men

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SALT LAKE CITY -- LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson is one of the top 10 most admired men for 2011, according to the most recent Gallup/USA Today poll.

According to Gallup, "It is common for the president of the Mormon Church to receive mentions, but (President) Monson is the first to make the top 10."

Most Admired Man 2011

% mentioning
Barack Obama17
George W. Bush3
Bill Clinton2
Rev. Billy Graham2
Warren Buffet2
Newt Gingrich1
Donald Trump1
Pope Benedict XVI1
Bill Gates1
Thomas Monson1

President Monson is one of three religious leaders to make the top 10 ranking. The others are the Reverend Billy Graham and Pope Benedict XVI.

President Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton topped the list. The most admired women included Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. Clinton led the woman's list for a record 16th time.

The results are based on a survey taken Dec. 15-18.

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