Obama better role model than Jesus Christ, says ‘Playboy’ Germany survey
Germans value honesty, readiness to help and kindness, according to the magazine.
Idea Spektrum · BERLIN · 15 NOVEMBER 2018 · 09:19 CET
According to a survey published by Playboy magazine in Germany, former United States President Barack Obama is the best role model for young people.
More than 1,000 men and women were asked about who they would present as a role model to their sons.
Among the 36 options of well-known men, 21% of both men and women chose Barack Obama.
Jesus Christ came second, with 11% of the votes of women and 14% of men. Third and fourth were Microsoft founder Bill Gates and German TV journalist Günther Jauch.
Two thirds of the respondents said they agreed with the statement, “finding good role models is now more difficult than before”.
According to the survey, Germans believe a role model should be honest (83%), ready to help (69%), kind (59%) and loyal (58%).