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Would You Rather Win An Oscar or a Nobel Prize?

Americans are paying more attention to the prestigious Nobel Prize awards this year and are also more likely to say they would like to win one.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 40% of American Adults say they follow news stories about the Nobel Prize winners each year, and that includes just nine percent (9%) who follow Very Closely. But this compares to 30% who were following a year ago, although the new findings are more in line with earlier surveying on the Nobels since 2008.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) say they don’t pay much attention to the news about the international awards, with 22% who say they are not following it at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 8 and 11, 2015 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.

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