“The public” can be thought of as people
who share something in common, such
as a connection to a government and a
society that is confronted by particular
issues that form the bases of public
-An opinion is the position—favorable,
unfavorable, neutral, or undecided—
people take on a particular issue, policy,
action, or leader.
-Opinions are not facts; they are
expressions of people’s feelings about a
specific political object.
- It can be defined most generically as
the sum of many individual opinions. It
place greater weight on individual,
majority, group, or elite opinion when
considering policy decisions.
Public opinion can be defined broadly as
the collective views of people in a society.
It is a complicated concept that takes into
account the opinions of individual
citizens, groups, and elites. Public opinion
is publicized through the media, often by
pundits who promulgate elite views.
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