USA Today/Gallup poll: Most Admired men of 2011

Published: Thursday, Dec. 29 2011 9:59 p.m. MST

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Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Thomas S. Monson grew up in Utah and served in the navy near the end of World War II. After graduating in business from the University of Utah, he worked as an advertising executive for and eventual general manager of the Deseret News. His service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began at an early age, when he was called as a bishop at age 22. Since then he has served in various capacities for the LDS Church and was called as an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 36. He has served as President of the LDS Church since 2008 and has overseen the dedication of multiple LDS Temples during his time as the Church's prophet. He is known for his charity during his time as an LDS bishop and as an apostle, as well as for his remarkable memory and gift for story telling.
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Cagayan de Oro City, PHILS

I am so proud of our prophet. He is really worthy to be followed and emulated. Thanks for being an example in my life. I shall always heed to your teachings.

Cedar Hills, UT

well 9 out of 10 isn't bad. Barack Obama # 1? HA!!! I don't think so. Ask the millions of poor souls standing in Obama's unemployment lines how much they admire him. Ask the 68% of Americans who say Obama has us on the WRONG track how much they admire him.

Murray, UT

Bill Clinton - "he instigated several U.S. military missions to capture and kill Osama Bin Laden"

Of all of the reasons to mention for why someone would look up to him, this is one of the best reasons?? When it took almost another decade to actually kill Osama?

People look up to Clinton because he is a smooth talker and somehow talked his way out of getting kicked out of the oval office for the things done "under the table" both figuratively and literally. He should have been impeached for his acts with Monica, not inhaling and his purgery during the trail.

Beaverton, OR

That is one crazy list.


The more you know of Thomas S. Monson, the better you like him.

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