London, October 8: Olympian Jessica Ennis has been picked as the top role model of the decade in a new survey.
The poll also found eight out of 10 adults fear children have too few people to look up to.
Politicians were the least respected as role models, followed by reality TV stars and bankers.
Footballers were not well regarded, either, except for David Beckham, who was chosen by 32 per cent as the role model for the 2000s.
Jessica, 26, heptathlon gold winner 2012, was chosen by 26 per cent as role model for the 2010s, the Daily Express reported.
Doctors, teachers and charity workers were most trusted in the poll commissioned by direct-selling firm Amway UK. (ANI)