What is Public Opinion? - Definition & Examples


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What is public opinion?

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1. The idea of developing your opinion about issues affecting the world around you being a life long process is called _____.

2. Of the methods listed, which is the most accurate way of measuring public opinion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be assessed on your knowledge of public opinion through questions on topics such as the measuring of public opinion, as well as its factors and definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be quizzed on:

  • The meaning of public opinion
  • Influences on public opinion
  • Ways in which public opinion is measured
  • Examples of unscientific polls
  • Cons of public opinion for policies

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about uses of public opinion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formulation of public opinion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding issues with public opinion and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn what else you can find out when it comes to public opinion with the assistance of our related lesson. This lesson, What is Public Opinion? - Definition & Examples, will teach you more about:

  • The process of political socialization
  • Ways we learn about others' opinions
  • The accuracy of public opinion