“Donald Trump Should Win” – Americans Voted Trump Most Deserving of Nobel Prize

NOBEL PRIZE

The 2023 Nobel Prize winners were recently announced. While we celebrate the announcement of the Prize laureates, what do you know about the esteemed honor? Read on to find out 10 unique things about the Nobel Prize and Americans’ knowledge of it.

When asked to name anyone the respondents believed SHOULD win the Nobel Prize, Donald Trump was the most common answer, followed by Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, and Volodymyr Zelenskyj, respectively, according to survey data.

Who Should Win 

American Respondents were asked to name up to three Nobel Prize winners. 86.7% were not able to name any winners.

Can You Name a Winner?

History

Named for the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel, the award is widely considered the most prestigious award for intellectual achievement. In the will drafted by Nobel in 1895, he instructed that his fortune be set aside to fund the annual award.

Multiple Prizes

The Nobel Prize has six categories and was first awarded in 1901. The initial categories were physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The prize for Economics was added by the Bank of Sweden in 1968.

The top 5 answers were all famous people who have not won the Nobel prize: Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and David Attenborough.

Famous or a Prize Winner?

While award winners are announced in October and November, the selection process begins the year prior. Self-nomination immediately disqualifies an applicant, but previous Nobel winners, members of the Nobel institution and scholars in the respected categories submit nominees for the prize.

Selection Process

Winners of a Nobel Prize receive a gold medal, diploma, and a sum of money, which is dependent upon the income of the Nobel Foundation. A prize can be awarded to a single individual or divided between two or three people.

The Prizes

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