There's a Brookings survey of American attitudes toward the Middle East.
One question asked respondents who was the world leader they most admired.
In first place, not surprisingly, was Barack Obama, 16%. Reagan claimed second with 7%.
Third place honours went to Benjamin Netanyahu at 6%, just a bit shy of Reagan. Vlad Putin cinched fifth at 3%. Sandwiched between and betwixt Netanyahu and Putin was Pope Francis in fourth place at 5%.
Really, Pope Francis in 4th, trailing Netanyahu. There is something seriously f__ked up with those people.
Here's a link to the report findings.