DAILY CATHOLIC    THURSDAY     October 7, 1999     vol. 10, no. 191

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JOHN PAUL II VOTED RELIGIOUS LEADER OF THE MILLENNIUM

        WASHINGTON, OCT 6, 1999 (ZENIT).- What do Michael Jordan, William Shakespeare, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein and John Paul II all have in common? Each one of them were voted the most important figure of the millennium in their respective category in a recent ABC television opinion poll.

        The poll was conducted in a novel way, without the standard multiple-choice answers. Each of the 506 adults interviewed by phone were offered open-ended questions to allow for greater spontaneity and a larger possibility of answers.

        While ABC has not given the exact figures of the responses, they did reveal that John Paul II was followed closely by Billy Graham and Mother Teresa.

        William Shakespeare was the only figure to appear among the most popular in more than one category. In fact, he placed first by a large margin in Literature, but came in a meager fourth in Entertainment: behind Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. ZE99100621


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October 7, 1999       volume 10, no. 191
NEWS & VIEWS

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