President Monson is listed among Gallup Poll's ten most admired men
The results are based on a Dec. 15-18 USA Today/Gallup poll that asked Americans to name, without prompting, the person they most admire living in any part of the world.
President Monson's inclusion on the list caught the attention of the pollsters.
"It is common for the president of the Mormon Church to receive mentions, but [President] Monson is the first to make the top 10," wrote Gallup managing editor Jeffrey Jones in its blog.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was named the "Most Admired Woman" in the Gallup poll.