Oprah, Jolie Top Responsible Celebrity Poll

BILL Gates topped the business category and Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie scored high marks, but many Americans said they had difficulty naming a responsible leader or celebrity, according to a new poll.

Most of the 1 001 Americans questioned in the survey said they valued responsibility, but they just didn’t see enough of it in other people.
“The index shows that people want more responsibility in their lives, but they’re not always certain how to achieve that goal,” said Kathy McManus, of Liberty Mutual Group, a global insurance company that conducted the poll.
“There’s no playbook for responsibility, so increasingly we see individuals working to create their own.”
15% of people chose Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, as their top responsible business leader and 8% named Winfrey and Jolie as their choice in the celebrity stakes.
But 33% said they couldn’t select a celebrity that embodies responsibility and 37% had the same response when asked about a business leader.
More than three-quarters of the people questioned believe reality television shows have a negative impact on personal responsibility, and a similar number thought media attention on celebrity lifestyles diminished people’s sense of responsibility. –– Celebspy.