The 10 actors who Americans like the most

National GeographicMorgan Freeman.

Americans love “the voice of God.”

Morgan Freeman, the Hollywood actor and voiceover legend, is the most well-liked contemporary actor in the US, according to polling data from the analytics firm YouGov.

YouGov data surveyed over 4,000 Americans on whether they have a positive, negative, or neutral opinion of around 700 contemporary actors.

Tom Hanks, Betty White, and Denzel Washington join Freeman as the most positively perceived actors at the top of this data set.

Here are the 10 most-well liked actors, according to US audiences:


10. Jackie Chan —  72%

New Line CinemaChan in ‘Rush Hour’ (1998).

Positive opinion: 72%

Negative opinion: 5%

Neutral opinion: 19%

Have not heard of: 4%


9. Bruce Willis —  74%

FoxWillis in ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ (2013).

Positive opinion: 74%

Negative opinion: 5%

Neutral opinion: 16%

Have not heard of: 5%


8. Will Smith — 74%

NetflixSmith in ‘Bright’ (2017).

Positive opinion: 74%

Negative opinion: 11%

Neutral opinion: 14%

Have not heard of: 1%


7. Michael J. Fox —  75%

Back to the Future/Universal PicturesFox in ‘Back to the Future’ (1985).

Positive opinion: 75%

Negative opinion: 5%

Neutral opinion: 15%

Have not heard of: 6%


6. Harrison Ford —  79%

Disney/LucasFilmFord in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015).

Positive opinion: 79%

Negative opinion: 4%

Neutral opinion: 12%

Have not heard of: 6%


5. Sandra Bullock — 80%

Warner Bros.Bullock in ‘Ocean’s 8’ (2018).

Positive opinion: 80%

Negative opinion: 5%

Neutral opinion: 12%

Have not heard of: 6%


4. Betty White — 80%

DisneyWhite in ‘The Proposal’ (2009).

Positive opinion: 80%

Negative opinion: 4%

Neutral opinion: 11%

Have not heard of: 5%


3. Tom Hanks —  81%

20th Century FoxHanks in ‘The Post’ (2017).

Positive opinion: 81%

Negative opinion: 6%

Neutral opinion: 11%

Have not heard of: 3%


2. Denzel Washington —  81%

Columbia PicturesWashington in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ (2017).

Positive opinion: 81%

Negative opinion: 4%

Neutral opinion: 12%

Have not heard of: 3%


1. Morgan Freeman — 84%

Warner Bros.Freeman in ‘Going in Style’ (2017).

Positive opinion: 84%

Negative opinion: 4%

Neutral opinion: 9%

Have not heard of: 3%

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