I don't know that there was ever a survey of all jazz musicians re the merits of Sun Ra and he was such an obscure figure for much of his life that many wouldn't have been aware of him. Like all innovators he divided opinion - Coltrane loved Sun Ra and wanted to study and play with him, Dizzy Gillespie offered encouragement, he played with Fletcher Henderson and Coleman Hawkins, ..I believe they all slated Sun Ra
I believe they all slated Sun Ra, Monk being one of the exceptions, he said he was a genius
John Gilmore, Ra's tenor player, worked with Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Mc Coy Tyner and Horace Silver and briefly with Miles Davis and influenced Coltrane enough that 'Trane rushed up to him after a gig shouting ""You got it! You got the concept!" and asked him for lessons
You'd have to read John F Szwed's book 'Space Is The Place' to get a fuller picture of Sun Ra's life and influence....