Public Opinion: Definition & Measurement


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What is public opinion?

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1. Why is public opinion very influential in politics?

2. How might a politician try to influence public opinion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz focuses on public opinion as it relates to politics. Questions surround the significance of public opinion, forms of measurement, and political strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on public opinion, including:

  • Its political importance
  • How it is measured
  • Ways it can be swayed
  • How samples are conducted

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about politics in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the measurement of public opinion and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways politicians use public opinion

Additional Learning

To learn more about public opinion, see the related lesson called Public Opinion: Definition & Measurement. This lesson provides an illustrative example of political interest in public opinion, and includes information on:

  • Origin of the term
  • Ways public opinion is formed
  • How politicians can use public opinion to their advantage