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public opinion

This page is about the collocation public opinion

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

the opinions of the majority of people in a society

For example

  • Public opinion on the issue of law and order changed after a series of shocking crimes.

  • Newspapers and other media are being used by their owners to shape public opinion.

Note:
A similar collocation is "popular opinion"

Quick Quiz

To measure or gauge public opinion, you have to

a. tell all the people what to think

b. find some people who think alike

c. ask many people what they think

Contributor: Matt Errey