The polling site YouGov.com released a list of 'America's Most-Liked Contemporary Actors.'
It's a simple poll. They have hundreds of actors in their database, and they ask people whether they have a POSITIVE or NEGATIVE opinion of each. They also logged if people had a NEUTRAL opinion, or had never heard of them.
Then, they released the names of the 10 with the highest ratings. They are:
1. Morgan Freeman . . . Positive: 84%, Negative: 4%
2. Denzel Washington . . . Positive: 81%, Negative: 4%
3. Tom Hanks . . . Positive: 81%, Negative: 6%
4. Betty White . . . Positive: 80%, Negative: 4%
5. Sandra Bullock . . . Positive: 80%, Negative: 5%
6. Harrison Ford . . . Positive: 79%, Negative: 4%
7. Michael J. Fox . . . Positive: 75%, Negative: 5%
8. Will Smith . . . Positive: 74%, Negative: 11%
9. Bruce Willis . . . Positive: 74%, Negative: 5%
10. Jackie Chan . . . Positive: 72%, Negative: 5%
Apparently, they defined 'contemporary' as STILL LIVING, because this Top 10 could work as a list of America's favorite actors from the late-'80s to early-'90s. The average age of the Top 10 is 66 . . . and the youngest person on the list is WILL SMITH, who's turning 50 this year. The oldest is BETTY WHITE at 96.
By the way, it's shocking that 4% have a negative opinion of Betty. Maybe some people got annoyed with 'The Great Betty White Career Resurgence of 2010.'
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