Survey Finds 61% Germans Admire His Holiness the Dalai Lama the Most
Thursday, 7 September 2006, 11:45 AM
Dharamshala: As Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao prepares to leave on a European trip, which includes a visit to Germany, a public opinion survey has found that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the leading international figure that the German people admire the most.
A survey by the German polling institute Forsa for the Deutsche Welle TV, which was released on 6 September 2006, has found that 61 percent of Germans rated His Holiness the Dalai Lama as an international model. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan came second with 56 percent and Pope Benedict secured 51 per cent.
In 2002, a poll by the German magazine Geo Wissen placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the top of the list among personalities the German people admired.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.)