• David Attenborough takes the top spot with 20% of votes from a pick of 30 iconic celebs
  • Hollywood starlets Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio placed joint 2nd (7%) overall in Southwest England
  • 41% of Southwest England citizens believe that intelligence is the most admirable quality

According to new research, residents in the Southwest have dubbed David Attenborough the ‘most admirable male’.

The stats show that 41% of residents in the Southwest crowned ‘intellectualism’ as the most admirable trait, which is why national treasure, David Attenborough, scooped the top spot – while the trait ‘celebrity/societal status’ came in last at 1%.

The top five most admired male celebrities as voted by the Southwest English public are as follows:

  1. David Attenborough – 20% 
  2. Brad Pitt – 7% 
  3. Leonard Di Caprio – 7% 
  4. Prince William – 6% 
  5. Brian Cox – 4% 

Attenborough won by a clear mile – whereas Prime Minister, Boris Johnson came last with 1% of the votes.

Bristolians in particular deemed ‘sporting ability’ as their second most admirable trait with 17% votes.

Furthermore, both men and women across the UK agree that intelligence is the most admirable trait, with David Attenborough topping the poll for both genders.

Interestingly, for women, Attenborough was closely followed by Brian Cox (6%) – showing that intelligence does prevail. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo ranked second for men (8%) – despite appearance and sporting ability reportedly being low on the agenda for males.

What’s more, Gen Z buck the trend as they value societal status higher than any other age group (12%), whereas the 65+ members of the population don’t value it at all.

In fact, the 65+ category claim to admire royals, Prince William (7%), and entrepreneurs like Sir Alan Sugar (7%), in comparison to the likes of Gen Z who don’t appear to admire royals, but more figures such as Ronaldo (12%), Tom Hardy (6%), George Clooney (6%) and Louis Theroux (6%).

Who do you most admire and why?

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