Infographic: Who Do Americans Admire?

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Every year since 1948, a poll conducted by USA Today and Gallup has asked Americans to name two living people—one man, one woman—they most respect and admire. The results range from presidential candidates to religious leaders, with an occasional entrepreneur or pop-culture icon in the mix. In 2011, Hillary Clinton topped the women's list for the 10th straight year, while Barack Obama was the most-admired male for the fourth year in a row.