Public Opinion

Public opinion consists of the desires, wants and thinking of the majority of the people. It is the collective opinion of the people of a society or state on an issue or problem. This concept came about through the process of urbanization and other political and social forces. For the first time, it became important what people thought as forms of political contention changed. Democracy requires public opinion because it derives authority from the public.



Constitution Unit · 24 November 2023 English

Over the last three years, a Constitution Unit team has conducted detailed research into public attitudes to democracy in the UK. This has comprised two large-scale surveys of the UK …

strong expectations around responsiveness to public opinion, most survey respondents did not want to take the research: two on large-scale surveys of public opinion, conducted by YouGov in the summers of 2021 provide reliable snapshots into the state of public opinion across the UK. Citizens’ assemblies may be of that system. Introduction 3 Research on public opinion never takes place in a vacuum. Interpreting should focus on the national interest, national public opinion, and the views of constituents. By contrast

Archbridge Institute · 22 November 2023 English

they have either achieved the American Dream or are well on their way to doing so. Yet, despite public opinion, research from economists like Raj Chetty insists that […] The post Care About Economic Mobility

well on their way to doing so. Yet, despite public opinion, research from economists like Raj

The Australia Institute · 22 November 2023 English

When the Labor Government in NSW introduced spending caps in 2010, Premier Kristina Keneally argued: We announced that New South Wales would proceed with reform of election funding laws, to …

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CAPS: Centre for Air Power Studies · 22 November 2023 English

Despite levels of violence in the country actually going down by early 2023, this era following the US withdrawal is marked by regional, strategic, tactical, and ideological rivalries and fractures …

Solution Ben Scott | 10 November 2023 “Because public opinion is hardening on both sides and trust is at

INET Oxford: Institute for New Economic Thinking · 22 November 2023 English

In particular, the considerable reduction in strong opposition toward carbon taxation (both initially and in the follow-up) – representing an upward shift in the lower end of the policy preference …

Fairbrother (2022) for a comprehensive review of public opinion about various climate policies, as well as failing to update estimates to match current public opinion.13 Furthermore, Figure 4a shows that, while ANDERSON, B., T. BÖHMELT, AND H. WARD (2017): “Public Opinion and Environmental Pol- icy Output: A Cross-National “Meta-Analyses of Fif- teen Determinants of Public Opinion about Climate Change Taxes and Laws,” Nature Economics, 70, 101331. FAIRBROTHER, M. (2022): “Public Opinion about Climate Policies: A Review and Call for

Cato Institute · 22 November 2023 English

When you use a product that’s closely supervised by the government, you might be tempted to assume the bureaucratic babysitting is somehow necessary for the product or its industry to …

Cato Institute · 22 November 2023 English

Taiwan is waiting to receive $19 billion worth of US weapons that have been sold but not yet delivered, a sum almost equal to Taiwan’s entire proposed 2024 defense budget. …

Cato Institute · 21 November 2023 English

Last Monday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled against a US Court of International Trade’s (CIT) decision from November 2021 that was widely considered a …

RAND Corporation · 21 November 2023 English

The U.S.-China rivalry is intensifying, causing mistrust and stifling the impacts of Track 1.5 and Track 2 dialogues. The authors of this report review the status of U.S.-China relations, the …

leadership, and officials, policy elites, and public opinion leaders all face strong incentives to advocate that aim to develop strategies, to influence public opinion, organize human and material resources in ways

Cato Institute · 21 November 2023

A jury recently found that the National Association of Realtors and its brokers conspired against home buyers and sellers to artificially raise commissions. While we should be skeptical of government …

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