We asked 1,000 Brits to name a famous Mexican

by Travelbag on 24 September 2013, 09:09AM

intro2

If you had to name one famous Mexican, whom would you choose? We posed this question to 1,000 Brits using Google’s Consumer Surveys, and the results were mixed, to say the least!

The Centaur of the North, Pancho Villa, topped the results, but just 0.1% behind the Mexican revolutionary was no other than Speedy Gonzales! The Looney Toon came a close second in our poll, with 7.6% of Brits voting for the diminutive speedster over the likes of Salma Hayek and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Carlos Slim has been ranked as the richest person in the world since 2010, but the Forbes rich list appears to be no match for the popularity of the Looney Tunes.

intro3

The Top 10 Famous Mexicans

1)    Pancho Villa – 7.7%
2)    Speedy Gonzales – 7.6%
3)    Carlos Slim - 7.5%
4)    Javier Hernandez – 5.7%
5)    Emiliano Zapata – 4.8%
6)    Frida Kahlo – 2.5%
7)    Sancho Panza – 1.4%
8)    Salma Hayek – 1.3%
9)    Sergio Perez – 1.3%
10)    Carlos Santana – 1.2%

For those not familiar with Sancho Panza, he was the (Spanish) squire of Don Quixote in the famous novel.

¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!
Cartoon characters stood out amongst the likes of Danny Trejo and Frida Kahlo, but it appears many people mixed up their marsupials! Pepé Le Pew and Mickey Mouse both featured amongst the answers, with some people clearly thinking of Speedy when answering ‘Road Runner’. The inclusion of Popeye the Sailor is slightly harder to explain! We do rather like the answer ‘Underlay Underlay’, which appears to be an attempt to quote Speedy’s famous catchphrase, but actually comes across as someone struggling with their carpeting efforts.

Viva la revolución!
It appears that some of our participants seemed to confuse ‘Spanish-speaking’ with ‘Mexican national’. Famous revolutionary figures such as Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Argentina’s Che Guevara both made the top 20.

Sports Stars
It is no surprise that sportsmen featured so heavily in the survey results. Footballers in particular made up a large percentage of answers, with Javier Hernandez on his own contributing 5.7% of all answers – including his ‘Chicharito’ nickname variants. Hugo Sánchez came in second out of the footballers, with 1% of those surveyed choosing the former Real Madrid star as their famous Mexican of choice, with former Gunner Carlos Vela the third most famous footballer, on 0.6%. Despite being considered one of Brazil’s greatest ever players, even Pelé was named amongst the results.

Raw Data Spreadsheet
If you would like to view the complete spreadsheet of answers, you can download it here.


A Guide to Global Etiquette

Read More

10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

Read More

Top Tips for Driving Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Read More

Introducing Rixos Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Read More
Post of the month
by Tourism Australia More

Email sign up

Register to receive holiday offers, cheap flights deals, hotel offers and more.

Travelbag Travel/Leisure London

01 Jan 00:00 Read More
Travelbag's Twitter
Common Tags
48 hours in 5 Reasons abseiling Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi UAE Activities Adventure Holiday Africa Alaska America Antigua Architecture Argentina asia Atlantis The Palm Auckland Australasia Australia bahamas Bahrain Bali Bangkok Barbados Beach Holidays Beaches Birdwatching Bora Bora Brazil bungee jumping Byron Bay Caibbean California Cambodia Canada Cancun Cape Town Caribbean celebrity Celebrity Holidays Chicago Chile China City Breaks Coffee Competition Corfu Cruise Holidays Cruises Cuba culture cycling Days Out Dining Dining Abroad Dominican Republic Dubai Dubai Hotels EdgeWalk Europe Events Exotic Holidays Explorers Way Family Holidays Festivals Fiji Fishing Florida food Girlie holidays Gold Coast Greece Hanoi Hawaii Ho Chi Minh City holiday reading holidays Honeymoon Hong Kong Hua Hin India Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Luxury Holidays Indonesia Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Journey Jumeriah Beach Kenya Khao Lak Kiwi Koh Samui Krabi kuala lumpur Laos las vegas last minute Legendary Pacific Coast Literature los angeles Luxury Holidays Macau Majorca Malaysia Maldives Mauritius Mauritius Hotels Melbourne Mexico Miami Middle East money Montreal motorhome holidays museums music Myanmar Nature New York New Zealand Northen Territory Oman Orlando Patong Pattaya Perth Perth Beaches Phuket Qatar Quebec Queensland Queenstown quiz Rail Rail Travel Reading on holiday Relaxing on holiday rollercoaster Royal Jubilee Safari Samoa Samoa Hotels scenic Scuba Diving Self-Drive Seychelles Shopping Sightseeing Trip South Africa South America Southern Spirit Spain Sports Sri Lanka St Lucia sun city Surfing survey Sydney Tahiti Tasmania Texas Thailand Things To Do Tips Tokyo Top 10 Top 5 Things to Do Toronto Toronto Dining tour Train Travel Travelbag Trip of a lifetime UAE UK United States USA USA Roadtrip Vancouver Vietnam Vietnam Beaches Virginia Wellington west coast Western Australia whale watching whales Wildlife Winter Sun
Archive
  • 2018
  • 2017
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • March
    • February
  • 2016
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2015
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2014
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
  • 2013
    • December
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • June
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
  • 2012
    • November
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
    • May
    • April
    • March
    • February
    • January
Please Wait...


We use cookies Read more

Cookies: We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to use our site cookies. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.

Great Deals

X
Just pop your email in below to subscribe

Please enter a valid email address

An error has occurred please try again later


Follow us on

Call us on

0207 001 5243

By choosing to subscribe, you will receive emails only from Travelbag.co.uk. We will not share your data with any third parties.Please read our Privacy Policy for all newsletter sign-up information.