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A new international poll result named President Rodrigo Duterte and actress Angel Locsin as the “most admired” man and woman in the country for the year 2019. 

Conducted by YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, the survey said that Duterte earned 19.39 percent of admiration score while Locsin received 11.4 percent. 

Following Duterte are Pop Francis, Jackie Chan, Bill Gates, Manny Pacquiao, Keanu Reeves, Coco Martin, and Barack Obama. 

For the women category, following Locsin are actresses Anne Curtis, Angelina Jolie, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson, United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II, Oprah Winfrey, and Taylor Swift. 

Through a tweet, Locsin sent her message of thanks to those who voted her. “Hindi po ako naniniwala… pero kung totoo man, maraming salaam po,” the “The General’s Daughter” star said. 

According to YouGov’s website, December last year they gathered open-minded nominations from panellist across 41 countries by asking them: “Thinking about people alive in the world today, which [man or woman] do you most admire?”

From these, they have compiled list of 20 men and women who have received the most nominations. From March to June, the company “used these lists to poll each of the 41 countries asking two questions: “who do you truly admire?”, where respondents could make multiple selections, and “who do you MOST admire?”, where they could only pick one.” 

“By asking respondents two questions, we can understand both the breadth (i.e. global reach) and the intensity of a person’s support.”

YouGov also said that all surveys were conducted online. 

Do you agree with the result of the poll? 

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