Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is listed among the most admired people in the world according to a Gallup/USA Today poll. The survey, taken in mid-December, asked Americans who they most admired.

President Monson was listed in the top 10 along with religious leaders Reverend Billy Graham and Pope Benedict XVI.

While presidents of the Church have been mentioned in past surveys, this is the first time a Church president was listed in the top 10.