Public Opinion

Public opinion is the aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population. Public opinion can also be defined as the complex collection of opinions of many different people and the sum of all their views. Since the 1950s, television has been the main medium for molding public opinion.

Read more about Public Opinion:  Concepts of Public Opinion, Formation of Public Opinion, Private Opinion and Public Policy, The Use of Public Opinion Studies

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