In a new poll, conducted by The Harris Poll, Americans were asked who they admired enough to be considered their hero. The name most often mentioned by respondents was President Barack Obama. Jesus Christ is second (ranked first in 2001) and Martin Luther King, Jr. is third (second in 2001). Of note, former President George Bush is fifth (19th in 2001) on the current list, and God is ranked 11th (not ranked in 2001).
(h/t RNS Blog)