Thursday, January 3, 2013

Billy Graham Among Most Admired 56th Time

For the 56th time since 1955, Billy Graham has made the USA Today/Gallup Top 10 list of Most Admired Men in the World.
Mr. Graham tied for third in this year’s voting, along with presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI. President Obama topped the list, followed by Nelson Mandela.
According to Gallup, the survey began in 1946 and simply asks Americans an open-ended question to name, without prompting, the most admired person living in any part of the world. This year's survey took place Dec. 19-22.
The founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950, Mr. Graham was one of three in this year’s Top 10 without ties to the U.S. government or politics.
After releasing his 30th book, Nearing Home, in October of 2011, Mr. Graham is currently working on his 31st book, expected to be released this year.


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