Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
Colin Powell tops the list as the most admired American in the United States according to a poll commissioned by the community service organization Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) in celebration of the 4th of July holiday. George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Billy Graham, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou and Hillary Clinton tabulated just below Powell.
Last month, the FOE conducted a Father's Day Poll with Bill Cosby voted America's Favorite Father. In May a Mother’s Day poll celebrating the holiday’s 100th anniversary as well as their prominent participation in establishing the official holiday in 1914. Michelle Obama topped the Mother’s Day poll.
Participants were asked, “With July 4th approaching, which of these people do YOU personally admire the most as Great Americans?” Respondents could select more than one choice on the list of sixteen individuals. The poll was conducted online on May 24, 2014, by Luntz Global and has a margin of error of 2.4%.
29% percent of the 1,650 registered voters polled picked Powell from a list of “Great Americans.” Following George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Billy Graham, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou, who all polled at 20% or more, other choices in order of preference were Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Clinton, Peyton Manning and Barbara Walters.
In addition to FOE’s concerns with honoring patriotic holidays as well as Father’s and Mother’s Days, they have played a prominent role on a broad array of social and philanthropic causes, including helping launch Social Security and Medicare and ensuring legal protection against job discrimination based on age. This year the Eagles celebrate the completion of $25 million, multi-year commitment to establish the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, a state-of-the-art medical research facility dedicated to the prevention and potential eradication of diabetes.
Established in 1898, the non-profit Fraternal Order of Eagles is made up of 800,000 members based in over 1500 chapters (“aeries”) and 1300 women’s auxiliaries. Their ranks include seven former U.S. Presidents, celebrities and other notables from all walks of life. In addition to Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa, the organization raises in excess of $100 million each year to benefit local communities and charities and support medical research and treatment on a host of conditions.
Luntz Global is one of America’s best-known and most respected public opinion and strategic communications firms.
For more information, visit http://www.foe.com.