Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and human rights icon, has died. He was 95. In his lifetime, Mandela was routinely regarded by Americans as one of the “most admired” people in the world, according to decades of Gallup polls.
In annual polls going back to 1946, Mandela has been among the top 10 men — Gallup asks separate questions for men and women — mentioned 20 times. CONT.
Peyton M. Craighill, Washington Post