Only 1% of Americans see themselves unfavorably, and 93% have a positive view. The
second most esteemed is President Lincoln, of whom 91% are favorably disposed and 2%
unfavorably. Then Jesus, with a 90-3 mark. Also very popular are the first president,
George Washington (86-3), and Mother Teresa of Calcutta (83-5). Way behind but still
very well-liked are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (74-10), Mahatma Gandhi (64-9), Santa
Claus (67-13), Nelson Mandela (64-10), and Steve Jobs (62-10).
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