Friday, October 08, 2010
A majority of Americans feel that politics play a role in the awarding of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize awards.
While these prizes are awarded at this time each year, not nearly as many adults are following these news stories closely as they were last year after President Obama won the peace prize. (To see survey question wording, click here).
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Adults believe politics plays a role in the awarding of Nobel Prizes. While down slightly from this time last year, that’s up 16 points from October 2008. Only 19% don’t think politics comes into play when awarding Nobel Prizes. Another 25% are not sure.
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 5-6, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95%level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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