Best presidents of the United States

This statistic shows the survey results of U.S. citizens on the best president of the United States.

Which U.S. president do you think was the best ever?

Percentage of respondents
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Release date

February 2009


United States

Survey time period

February 06, 2009 to February 07, 2009

Number of respondents

1,018 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. citizens

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was asked in the survey in the following wording: "If you had to choose, which one of these U.S. presidents would you regard as the greatest: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan" According to sources, the list of available candidates to choose from was made based on several criteria. Although there were respected and prestigious presidents, party affiliation and special actions during office were the main criteria. The source gives no information on the missing percentage points out of 100 percent.

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