PM Modi Once Again Secures the First Spot as The Most Admired Man - Report

PM Modi Once Again Secures the First Spot as The Most Admired Man - Report

In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, PM Narendra Modi continues being India’s most admired man. According to the survey, PM Modi has an admiration rating of 15.20 percent, followed by Ratan Tata with 13.19 percent. Last year PM Modi surpassed former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni to secure the 1st spot. This year MS Dhoni occupies the third spot with 7.87 percent score.

Among women, Kiran Bedi, India’s first female IPS, replaces Mary Kom (now moved to third) to become the most admired woman in India, with an admiration score of 10.49 percent. Lata Mangeshkar placed second in the list with 9.92 percent admiration score.

Virat Kohli is ninth this year in the local list but had made a new entry into the global rankings at sixteenth. Another notable name, Sudha Murthy has not only made an entry into the local women rankings in fifth, but has even secured a position in the global rankings, at the seventeenth spot. Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have surpassed Michelle Obama in the local women’s ranking to acquire the sixth and seventh place, while the latter stands at the eight position.

Akshay Kumar is the new entrant in the list of India’s most admired, coming from not being ranked last year to fifth on the men’s list this year. He has outperformed one of Bollywood’s biggest stars - Amitabh Bachchan (6th) and Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar (7th). Akshay Kumar’s admiration score is 5.95 percent, where Amitabh Bachchan’s score is 5.82 percent and Sachin Tendulkar as 5.48 percent.

A total of 4500 people were included in the survey across 42 countries. It was Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk who gained the most significant increase in ranking as he climbed four spots to find himself at ninth sopt. Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai saw the most significant drop, from sixth to fourteenth.

From January to March this year YouGov gathered open-ended nominations from panelists across 42 countries and territories, asking them simply ‘Thinking about people alive in the world today, which man or woman do you most admire?’ These nominations were then used to compile a list of the 20 men and 20 women who received the most nominations and were nominated in at least four countries. An additional 5-10 popular local figures were added to the lists for individual countries.