Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Attitude: An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Tobacco Industry: The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.Tissue and Organ Procurement: The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.United StatesQuestionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Retirement: The state of being retired from one's position or occupation.Expert Testimony: Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.Small Business: For-profit enterprise with relatively few to moderate number of employees and low to moderate volume of sales.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (U.S.): Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. It was established in 1948.Cost Savings: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.Firearms: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.Lawyers: Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)Nitric Acid: Nitric acid (HNO3). A colorless liquid that is used in the manufacture of inorganic and organic nitrates and nitro compounds for fertilizers, dye intermediates, explosives, and many different organic chemicals. Continued exposure to vapor may cause chronic bronchitis; chemical pneumonitis may occur. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Wounds, Gunshot: Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.TexasCaliforniaAntitrust Laws: Those federal and state laws, and their enforcement, that protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices.Tobacco: A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.Vanilla: A plant genus of the family ORCHIDACEAE that is the source of the familiar flavoring used in foods and medicines (FLAVORING AGENTS).Altitude Sickness: Multiple symptoms associated with reduced oxygen at high ALTITUDE.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Christianity: The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.Local Government: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.OhioCost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.History, 15th Century: Time period from 1401 through 1500 of the common era.Doxorubicin: Antineoplastic antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces peucetius. It is a hydroxy derivative of DAUNORUBICIN.Intellectual Property: Property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyright, that results from creative effort. The Patent and Copyright Clause (Art. 1, Sec. 8, cl. 8) of the United States Constitution provides for promoting the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed, p1014)Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Awareness: The act of "taking account" of an object or state of affairs. It does not imply assessment of, nor attention to the qualities or nature of the object.Holidays: Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods.Drug Industry: That segment of commercial enterprise devoted to the design, development, and manufacture of chemical products for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, or other dysfunction, or to improve function.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Anniversaries and Special Events: Occasions to commemorate an event or occasions designated for a specific purpose.Health Insurance Exchanges: State-provided health insurance marketplaces established under the PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Value-Based Purchasing: Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Indonesia: A republic stretching from the Indian Ocean east to New Guinea, comprising six main islands: Java, Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly known as the Celebes) and Irian Jaya (the western part of New Guinea). Its capital is Djakarta. The ethnic groups living there are largely Chinese, Arab, Eurasian, Indian, and Pakistani; 85% of the peoples are of the Islamic faith.Public-Private Sector Partnerships: An organizational enterprise between a public sector agency, federal, state or local, and a private sector entity. Skills and assets of each sector are shared to deliver a service or facility for the benefit or use of the general public.Disasters: Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.Disaster Planning: Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.Risk Management: The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.

South African public sceptical about new AIDS "cure".(1/899)

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Effect of discussion and deliberation on the public's views of priority setting in health care: focus group study. (2/899)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent to which people change their views about priority setting in health care as a result of discussion and deliberation. DESIGN: A random sample of patients from two urban general practices was invited to attend two focus group meetings, a fortnight apart. SETTING: North Yorkshire Health Authority. SUBJECTS: 60 randomly chosen patients meeting in 10 groups of five to seven people. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Differences between people's views at the start of the first meeting and at the end of the second meeting, after they have had an opportunity for discussion and deliberation, measured by questionnaires at the start of the first meeting and the end of the second meeting. RESULTS: Respondents became more reticent about the role that their views should play in determining priorities and more sympathetic to the role that healthcare managers play. About a half of respondents initially wanted to give lower priority to smokers, heavy drinkers, and illegal drug users, but after discussion many no longer wished to discriminate against these people. CONCLUSION: The public's views about setting priorities in health care are systematically different when they have been given an opportunity to discuss the issues. If the considered opinions of the general public are required, surveys that do not allow respondents time or opportunity for reflection may be of doubtful value.  (+info)

Reforming the health sector in developing countries: the central role of policy analysis. (3/899)

Policy analysis is an established discipline in the industrialized world, yet its application to developing countries has been limited. The health sector in particular appears to have been neglected. This is surprising because there is a well recognized crisis in health systems, and prescriptions abound of what health policy reforms countries should introduce. However, little attention has been paid to how countries should carry out reforms, much less who is likely to favour or resist such policies. This paper argues that much health policy wrongly focuses attention on the content of reform, and neglects the actors involved in policy reform (at the international, national sub-national levels), the processes contingent on developing and implementing change and the context within which policy is developed. Focus on policy content diverts attention from understanding the processes which explain why desired policy outcomes fail to emerge. The paper is organized in 4 sections. The first sets the scene, demonstrating how the shift from consensus to conflict in health policy established the need for a greater emphasis on policy analysis. The second section explores what is meant by policy analysis. The third investigates what other disciplines have written that help to develop a framework of analysis. And the final section suggests how policy analysis can be used not only to analyze the policy process, but also to plan.  (+info)

The corporate practice of health care ... a panel discussion. (4/899)

The pros and cons of treating health care as a profit-making business got a lively airing in Boston May 16, when the Harvard School of Public Health's "Second Conference on Strategic Alliances in the Evolving Health Care Market" presented what was billed as a "Socratic panel." The moderator was Charles R. Nesson, J.D., a Harvard Law School professor of 30 years' standing whose knack for guiding lively discussions is well known to viewers of such Public Broadcasting Service series as "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance. "As one panelist mentioned, Boston was an interesting place for this conversation. With a large and eminent medical establishment consisting mostly of traditionally not-for-profit institutions, the metropolis of the only state carried in 1972 by liberal Presidential candidate George McGovern is in one sense a skeptical holdout against the wave of aggressive investment capitalism that has been sweeping the health care industry since the 1994 failure of the Clinton health plan. In another sense, though, managed care-heavy Boston is an innovative crucible of change, just like its dominant HMO, the not-for-profit but merger-minded Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Both of these facets of Beantown's health care psychology could be discerned in the comments heard during the panel discussion. With the permission of the Harvard School of Public Health--and asking due indulgence for the limitations of tape-recording technology in a room often buzzing with amateur comment--MANAGED CARE is pleased to present selections from the discussion in the hope that they will shed light on the business of health care.  (+info)

The myths of emergency medical care access in the managed care era. (5/899)

In this paper, we examine the perception that emergency care is unusually expensive. We discuss the myths that have fueled the ineffective and sometimes deleterious efforts to limit access to emergency care. We demonstrate the reasons why these efforts are seriously flawed and propose alternate strategies that aim to improve outcomes, including cooperative ventures between hospitals and managed care organizations. We challenge managed care organizations and healthcare providers to collaborate and lead the drive to improve the cost and clinical effectiveness of emergency care.  (+info)

Trust in performance indicators? (6/899)

The 1980s and 90s have seen the proliferation of all forms of performance indicators as part of attempts to command and control health services. The latest area to receive attention is health outcomes. Published league tables of mortality and other health outcomes have been available in the United States for some time and in Scotland since the early 1990s; they have now been developed for England and Wales. Publication of these data has proceeded despite warnings as to their limited meaningfulness and usefulness. The time has come to ask whether the remedy is worse than the malady: are published health outcomes contributing to quality efforts or subverting more constructive approaches? This paper argues that attempts to force improvements through publishing health outcomes can be counterproductive, and outlines an alternative approach which involves fostering greater trust in professionalism as a basis for quality enhancements.  (+info)

Attitudes toward cost-containment features of managed care: differences among patient subgroups. (7/899)

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the extent to which personal characteristics and circumstances affect attitudes toward cost-containment aspects of managed care. STUDY DESIGN: A national probability sample component of the 1994 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Access to Care Survey. METHODS: Telephone and in-person survey follow-up of 3480 persons who completed the 1993 National Health Interview Survey. Findings on respondents' attitudes toward three principal cost-saving features of managed care are reported. These features are choosing physicians from insurance company lists (LIST), accessing specialists through referrals only (SPECIALIST), and seeing a nurse sometimes instead of a physician (NURSE). Data were categorized and analyzed by different population subgroups. RESULTS: Respondents were divided almost equally in terms of how much they minded healthcare features of managed care, with approximately one third minding a lot, one third minding a little, and one third minding not at all. However, slightly more people minded LIST (42%) and NURSE (39%) features a lot. The respondent subgroups with the lowest proportion "minding a lot" were the uninsured poor and those already in managed care. Those groups minding the most were the elderly, those in fee-for-service plans, persons in poor health, and those with ischemic heart disease. CONCLUSIONS: Acceptance of managed care cost-containment features varies by consumer characteristics. Those who have the most to gain financially by cost-containment features and the least to lose in terms of their access to care mind the managed care features the least. Persons who object most strongly are those who are not financially constrained and who are in poor health.  (+info)

The cost of health system change: public discontent in five nations. (8/899)

Many nations have undergone changes in health care financing and services. The public notices policy changes in health care and frequently bears new and unexpected costs or barriers to care unwillingly. This paper presents data from surveys of about 1,000 adults conducted during April-June 1998 in each of five countries--Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States--to measure public satisfaction with health care. In no nation is a majority content with the health care system. Different systems pose different problems: In systems with universal coverage, dissatisfaction is with the level of funding and administration, including queues. In the United States, the public is primarily concerned with financial access.  (+info)

Public opinion on climate change is the aggregate of attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population concerning the science, economics, and politics of global warming. It is affected by media coverage of climate change. A 2007-2008 Gallup Poll surveyed individuals in 128 countries. This poll queried whether the respondent knew of global warming. For those individuals who were aware of the issue, they thought it was human-induced. Over a third of the worlds population were unaware of global warming. Developing countries have less awareness than developed, and Africa the least aware. Of those aware, residents of Latin America and developed countries in Asia led the belief that climate change is a result of human activities while Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East, and a few countries from the former Soviet Union led in the opposite. Opinion within the United Kingdom was divided. Opinions in the United States vary intensely enough to be considered a culture war. A Gallup poll in 2014 ...
Hey, would any of you mind taking part in my sisters research on artificial sweeteners for her dissertation? Its just a tickbox survey that will literally take 10/15 minutes and you can do it on your phone. Shes doing a health psychology masters and researching public opinion on artificial sweeteners in relation to the obesity crisis.She needs at least 400 people to do it so 10 minutes of your time would be much appreciated! Thank ...
The Certificate requires 15 semester credits, with the following course work:. POL 7054, Pro-seminar in Survey Research (4 credits) Principles, methods, and techniques for designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys; sampling procedures; questionnaire construction; data collection, processing and analysis; ethics of polls.. One graduate course on public opinion, typically either POL 6015 or POL 7015 (4 credits). Formation, distribution, and properties of public opinion and its linkage to governmental process in America.. One graduate-level course on data analysis using statistical software such as SPSS (3 or 4 credits). Students may satisfy this requirement with POL 7051 (Statistics for Political Science 1) or another statistics course.. POL 8055: Practicum in Survey Research (3 or 4 credits) Application of survey methods: sampling, questionnaire design, data collection, and analysis.. For information on applying, please visit the Application Information page.. ...
These standards apply to custom qualitative public opinion research projects conducted for the Government of Canada by contracted third parties. The standards do not apply to qualitative research undertaken directly by departments within the Government of Canada using only internal resources. Nonetheless, PWGSC encourages the use of these standards as a resource in support of the planning and execution of internal qualitative research projects. The standards are to be understood as in addition to relevant laws, regulations, and policies, e.g. the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Accountability Act, and the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada.
Public opinion polls and perceptions of US human spaceight, Roger Lanius (2003)\n\nA belief exists in the United States about public support for NASAs human spaceight activities. Many hold that NASA and the cause of the human exploration of space enjoyed outstanding public support and condence in the 1960s during the era of Apollo and that public support waned in the post- Apollo era, only to sink to quite low depths in the decade of the 1990s. These beliefs are predicated on anecdotal evidence that should not be discounted, but empirical evidence gleaned from public opinion polling data suggests that some of these conceptions are totally incorrect and others are either incomplete or more nuanced than previously believed. This article explores the evolution of public support for space exploration since the 1960s. Using polling data from a variety of sources it presents trends over time and offers comments on the meaning of public perceptions for the evolution of space policy and the ...
The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll is the Foundations signature survey project, providing consistent and up-to-date information on the publics opinions, knowledge, and experiences with the U.S. health care system. The Tracking Poll has been a primary tool for monitoring all aspects of public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, including the publics experiences under the law and their views on its provisions and on efforts to repeal and replace it. The Tracking Poll also captures the publics views and experiences with Medicare, Medicaid, health costs, prescription drugs and other health issues that are in the news or are driving national and state policy debates. See all health tracking polls below.. Our Health Tracking Poll Interactive allows users to track public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, from the inception of the law to the present, for subgroups based on age, race, income, gender, party identification and insurance status.. ...
Subjects were given questionnaires asking their responses to six statements on public issues. On some of the issues subjects were highly committed to their own views, while other issues were selected for the subjects lack of knowledge and commitment. Some subjects were asked to respond anonymously, and others were led to believe that their responses would be made public. Each questionnaire contained a bogus distribution of responses from students at the subjects university. Each statement of interest was supported by the bogus majority in one questionnaire form and rejected by it in the other form. Several types of conformity were considered. For the low-commitment issues, subjects were influenced in the direction of the bogus consensus. For the high-commitment issues, the bogus consensus had no significant effect. Implications for understanding the effect of polls on public opinion are discussed. ...
By providing information about voting intentions, opinion polls can sometimes influence the behavior of electors, and in his book The Broken Compass, Peter Hitchens asserts that opinion polls are actually a device for influencing public opinion.[36] The various theories about how this happens can be split into two groups: bandwagon/underdog effects, and strategic ("tactical") voting.. A bandwagon effect occurs when the poll prompts voters to back the candidate shown to be winning in the poll. The idea that voters are susceptible to such effects is old, stemming at least from 1884; William Safire reported that the term was first used in a political cartoon in the magazine Puck in that year.[37] It has also remained persistent in spite of a lack of empirical corroboration until the late 20th century. George Gallup spent much effort in vain trying to discredit this theory in his time by presenting empirical research. A recent meta-study of scientific research on this topic indicates that from the ...
To the editor: Stanford political scientist Jon A. Krosnick is puzzled that legislators ignore popular opinion on climate change. Years of polling data, he says, show a majority of people acknowledge climate change and that government needs to control greenhouse gas emissions. Krosnick wishes that "polls played a more prominent role in governance." ("Stanfords Jon Krosnick: On climate change, most Americans want action," op-ed, May 5). ...
Background: The continuing decline in response rates to household surveys is a concern for the health and social sciences as it increases the risk of selective non-response biasing the estimates of interest. Methods: We analysed non-response bias in a postal survey measuring drinking behaviour, experience of harm and opinion on local government alcohol policies among residents in six New Zealand communities. The Continuum of Resistance model, which suggests that late respondents to a survey are most similar to non-respondents on the measures of interest, was used to guide our investigation. Results: Men, younger people, those of M¯aori descent and those living in more deprived areas were less likely to respond to our survey than women, older people, those not of M¯aori descent and those living in comparatively affluent areas. Late respondents more closely resembled non-respondents demo-graphically than early respondents. The prevalence of binge drinking and experience of assault was higher, ...
CIELs current focus is "Smoke & Fumes," a project that examines the links between the oil and tobacco industries. The organization is looking to help provide proof for the legal case against the oil industry by showing how the petroleum industry has known about the risks of global warming and climate change for decades and worked actively to minimize that knowledge. The goal is to prosecute the big oil industry players under racketeering laws, a move similar to the historic - and successful - 1999 suit that was launched against tobacco industry giants Phillip Morris and others.. Such legal action is getting a mixed response from legislators in the United States. Climate Wire reports that House Republicans subpoenaed the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general on Wednesday, July 13, along with several environmental groups in relation to documents filed for the purposes of an ongoing investigation of Exxon Mobil Corp. at the state level. The original investigation is focusing on whether or ...
Kaiser Family Foundation has a long record of measuring the publics attitudes on reproductive health care issues, including several in-depth surveys of women of reproductive age (between the ages of 18 and 44). In this poll, KFF examines public opinion towards many different facets of reproductive health care, with a focus on recent changes to federal reproductive health policy made by the Trump administration. In particular, the administration recently finalized major changes to the Title X program, which provides federal funding for family planning services for lower-income people. If implemented, these changes would prohibit federal Title X funds from going to any family planning organization that also provides abortion services or referrals. The new regulation could also channel federal family planning funds to "non-traditional" organizations that only offer natural family planning methods or promote abstinence and do not provide other contraceptive services. The implementation of the new ...
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The outcomes of a survey analysing public acceptance of biomass cogeneration heat (and power) plants (BCH(P)Ps) of 3,000 Bavarian households in the neighbourhood of ten BCH(P)Ps are reported in this paper. Acceptance was measured in two different distances to plants in order to check for the so-called Not-in-my-backyard effect (NIMBYism): Nearby regions (0-500 m) and distant regions (2,000 m plus). The survey results show that public acceptance is better than expected and interviewees only feel very little disturbed by BCH(P)Ps. The motives of plants proponents fundamentally differ from the motives of the few opponents, who mainly raise egoistic reasons, whereas proponents have a look on their regions welfare respectively the well-being of the planet. Furthermore, there are huge deficits in residents information. There is only little evidence for distance-related NIMBYism in case of the surveyed sites. In contrast, aspects like heat-delivery, attitudes towards renewable energies and degree
This study is part of a quadrennial series designed to investigate the opinions and attitudes of the general public and a select group of opinion leaders on matters relating to foreign policy, and to define the parameters of public opinion within which decision-makers must operate. Through telephone surveys, general public respondents (Part 2) were interviewed October 15-November 10, 1998, and opinion leaders (Part 1) were interviewed November 2-December 21, 1998. Respondents were asked to assess their level of interest in the news and specifically in foreign policy. Respondents were also asked whether concern for foreign policy is important in a presidential candidate, and their views were sought on the foreign policy records of President Bill Clinton and former presidents George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, and Harry Truman. Those queried were asked for their opinions on economic aid to foreign nations, ...
Study Purpose: To gather public opinion on drug-related violence in states of Mexico, perceptions of the national economy and political behavior, and social capital through face-to-face interviews. Study Design: The public opinion survey consisted of 7,416 interviews based on a probabilistic sample design. The survey was implemented in areas with high, intermediate, and low levels of local violence. The survey was conducted by face-to-face interviews (at the residence of the interviewee) based on a sample men and women over 18 years of age and residents of Mexico. In Mexico face-to-face interviews are necessary because both telephone and internet have a very low rate of penetration. Sample: The sample design was based on a list of 64,934 electoral sections defined by the Federal Election Institute for 2011. The selection procedure was a complex, stratified and PPS random sampling design over electoral sections sampling framework (nominal listing 2011). It was a complex selection procedure due to ...
Introduction: "Opinion" says Sir Thos. Brown, "rides upon the neck o reason; and men are happy, wise or learned according as that empress shall set them down in the register of reputation. However, weigh not thyself in the scales of thy own judgment but let the opinion of the judicious be the standard of thy merit." This is a question that comes before us in every relation of life, and it is always within our own choosing whether or not we will do certain things that are according to or against "public opinion." It has been truly said that "men may encounter without fear the danger of the sea, the horrors of war, the pestilence that walketh at Monday, but the opinion of all men he cannot face so easily, and why? Because the desire to be well thought of by others is one of the most deepseated of all sentiments that belongs to the human heart." We are by nature imitative creatures, fearing to do a single uncommon thing, for the reason that it might make us ridiculously conspicuous and if perchance ...
Semantic networks represent and model messages and discourse as a relational structure, emphasizing patterns of interdependence among semantic units or actors-concepts. This chapter traces the epistemological roots of semantic networks, then illustrates with examples how this approach can contribute to the study of political rhetoric or opinions. It focuses on three levels of analysis: cognitive mapping at the individual level, discourse analysis at the interpersonal level, and framing and salience at the collective level. Drawing from the rich literature on natural language processing and machine learning, the chapter introduces readers to essential methodological considerations when extracting and building up semantic networks from textual data. It also offers a discussion on the relevance of semantic networks to analyzing public opinion, especially as it manifests in discursive and deliberative theories of democracy.
That the manufacture of consent is capable of great refinements no one, I think, denies. The process by which public opinions arise is certainly no less intricate than it has appeared in these pages, and the opportunities for manipulation open to anyone who understands the process are plain enough. […] [A]s a result of psychological research, coupled with the modern means of communication, the practice of democracy has turned a corner. A revolution is taking place, infinitely more significant than any shifting of economic power. […] Under the impact of propaganda, not necessarily in the sinister meaning of the word alone, the old constants of our thinking have become variables. It is no longer possible, for example, to believe in the original dogma of democracy; that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the human heart. Where we act on that theory we expose ourselves to self-deception, and to forms of persuasion that we cannot verify. It has ...
Areas that were earlier considered sacrosanct, like defence manufacturing, we have been able to convince public opinion that it is better to invite foreign expertise to set up manufacturing in India," he said.. "Suddenly we find a lot of joint ventures coming up (with foreign firms) for defence investment.". Jaitley is on a week-long official visit to the US during which he will attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to be held in Washington.. The Finance Minster also said that his government had further simplified procedures for FDI entry into India.. "Ninety-five per cent of FDI anyway comes in through the automatic route. In my last budget, I had spoken about doing away with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board," he said, adding that the body which sanctioned FDI proposals had outlived its purpose because of liberalisation in FDI rules. (IANS). ...
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April 7, 2016 - In the public eye, the forestry sectors reputation has improved leaps and bounds, according to COFI 2016 luncheon keynote speaker Bruce Anderson of Abacus Data, who discussed his experiences researching public opinion of Canadas forestry sector.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. public rejects the idea that the United States should revert to a more isolationist foreign policy, but expresses dissatisfaction with the current role of the U.S. in the world and the destabilising effect it is having, concludes a compilation of recent public opinion polls.. "People have the impression that public opinion data gives highly discrepant results and thats really not true. If you take all of the polling data its really quite coherent," PIPA director and WPO editor Steven Kull told IPS. "We dont look at polling as a one shot thing, but accumulating a body of knowledge where every piece of data is useful."The compilation, conducted by the Programme on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) and World Public Opinion (WPO), found that a majority of U.S. citizens support the existence of U.S. military bases in the territory of traditional allies but support is weak for the ongoing military presence in the Middle East.. In July 2006, a Chicago Council on Global ...
The Angus Reid survey found that opinions on whether the current target is too high varied according to voter intention.. Nearly two-thirds of Conservative supporters polled said the target of 331,000 newcomers this year was too high, a view shared by 62 per cent of PPC voters.. Meanwhile, just under 60 per cent of those planning to support the Liberals said they were satisfied with the target and New Democratic Party and Green Party supporters were the most likely to say the target should be higher.. Bloc Québécois voters were nearly evenly divided between those who felt the target of 331,000 is too high (47 per cent) and those who said it was about right (46 per cent).. The survey also found "considerable regional divisions" across Canada as to whether this years immigration target was acceptable.. "Close to half of residents in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba say the number is too high, while Atlantic Canadians, alongside B.C., Ontario and Quebec, are most likely to say the number is ...
Eight faculty members from across seven departments and six colleges have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP). They will draw on their substantial research record to impact policy, the work of practitioners and public debates. The fellows, who will receive a stipend and technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences, will also travel to Beacon Hill to share their research with lawmakers.. This is the fourth cohort of Public Engagement Faculty Fellows. "We are excited about continuing to build an interdisciplinary network of publicly engaged faculty at UMass. More than ever, we need university-based scholars to share their research outside the academy so that journalists, policymakers, practitioners and others can use it," said Amy Schalet, director of the Public Engagement Project.. The 2018 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows are:. Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor, health promotion and policy. Evans studies how the opioid ...
In soft power, China starts from a weak position. Despite major efforts since former President Hu Jintao announced the objective of increasing the countrys soft power at the 17th National Congress in 2007, Beijing has created its own obstacles by exacerbating territorial disputes with neighboring countries and by its insistence on repressive party control, which prevents the full talents of society from being unleashed in the way that happens in democracies. It is not surprising that global public opinion polls and rankings such as the Soft Power 30 rank China low in soft power.It is not surprising that global public opinion polls and rankings such as the Soft Power 30 show China weak in soft power. The top 20 spots in the index are held by democracies.. In hard power, too, the balance favoring the United States will not be changed by the pandemic. Both the U.S. and Chinese economies have been hit hard, as have those of the United States European and East Asian allies. Before the crisis, ...
Abraham Brown, Christian Boudreau, Crawford Moodie, Geoffrey T Fong, Grace Y Li, Ann McNeill, Mary E Thompson, Louise M Hassan, Andrew Hyland, James F Thrasher, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Gerard Hastings, David Hammond ...
Thanks!. Arrogantly, this President does not seem to see himself as the U. S. Constitution places him--a temporary employee/servant of the People, but as some supra-Constitutional figure whose judgments are not to be questioned or challenged.. Im reminded of John Quincy Adams remark in his Jubilee Address:. Every change of a President of the United States, has exhibited some variety of policy from that of his predecessor. In more than one case, the change has extended to political and even to moral principle; but the policy of the country has been fashioned far more by the influences of public opinion, and the prevailing humors in the two Houses of Congress, than by the judgment, the will, or the principles of the President of the United States. The President himself is no more than a representative of public opinion at the time of his election; and as public opinion is subject to great and frequent fluctuations, he must accommodate his policy to them; or the people will speedily give him ...
Results from this study are consistent with the findings from other empirical research that there is a high level of public support for biomedical research and willingness to donate HBSs for this purpose.3-5 ,7 ,17-19 However, by presenting participants with scenarios consisting of a variety of HBS types across a number of settings, and by using qualitative as well as quantitative methods, we have been able to build a richer understanding of public attitudes. While it is important to bear in mind that the opinions expressed are hypothetical and therefore do not necessarily correspond with how people would actually behave in practice, they still offer an intriguing insight into public attitudes which can help inform policy and practice.. The general willingness of the UK public to donate residual HBSs is consistent with findings from other studies conducted in the UK, the USA and Scandinavia where willingness to donate varied from 67% to 88%.3-5 ,7 ,17 ,18 Interestingly, people who themselves had ...
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<EM>Jane Gregory</EM> outlines some of the lessons learned from the public understanding of science activity in the United Kingdom in the last decade.
Aug 26, 2009. The Health and Human Services Department is asking volunteers on the Web to help assess public opinion on whether to go full speed on vaccinations against the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, this fall.. Starting today through Sept. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sponsoring the four-day H1N1 Public Engagement Dialogue http://www.webdialogues.net/cs/h1n1aug26-aug26-home/view/di/197?x-t=home.view online for volunteers who register and agree to participate.. "In this Web-based dialogue the public will discuss, deliberate, and offer input as the CDC considers whether to take a full-throttle or a go-easy approach to mass vaccination, or a moderate approach somewhere in-between," states the CDCs introduction.. The CDC asks participants to review materials on daily discussion topics, and then to comment on a public message board. The dialogue is occurring Aug. 26, 27 and 31 and Sept. 1. Today, 148 participants had registered and 82 comments had been ...
Public Opinion on question asked on Environment related to Health. Find latest poll result and survey of topic related to Environment in Health from Worldwide
ANI Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Monday strongly opposed restriction on opinion polls, and said that it is an essential part of democratic debates.
Half of Americans now support alternatives to full legalization of recreational marijuana use," the anti-pot group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) says in a press release about a poll it commissioned. That spin, which casts "full legalization" as the default option, speaks volumes about the evolution of public opinion on this issue. What SAMs poll actually found is that federal marijuana prohibition is extremely unpopular.. For years SAM has argued that polls finding majority support for legalizing cannabis are misleading because its not clear exactly what policy respondents have in mind. Surveys generally ask, "Do you think that the use of marijuana should be legal, or not?" That is the wording used by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, Quinnipiac University, the General Social Survey, and CBS News. But a yes answer to that question could signify support for a range of policies, from eliminating penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana to allowing commercial production and ...
The application of modern biotechnology to agriculture has courted considerable controversy in both developed and developing countries. While proponents argue that genetically modified crops can contribute to food security in developing countries, opponents maintain that their social and economic impacts are unknown and their long-term safety is not fully understood. Although India commercialized Bt cotton in 2002, amid considerable controversy, no systematic survey of public opinion has been carried out to date. According to nongovernmental and community-based organizations, sufficient public debate has not taken place to formulate modern biotechnology policy, nor has there been any opportunity for the public to participate in the decision-making process.. This project constitutes the first step in an ongoing process to monitor public attitudes toward biotechnology with a view to ensuring that larger societal interests and concerns are included in public policy. The project will also endeavor ...
With an array of experts on electoral and political processes, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly produces white papers, books, reports and manuals on topics such as election security; political finance; gender equality; standards for conducting election audits and ensuring electoral integrity and transparency; public opinion on elections and democracy; and providing equal access for persons with disabilities to electoral and political processes.
TY - GEN. T1 - Biased respondent group selection under limited budget for minority opinion survey. AU - Kim, Donghyun. AU - Wang, Wei. AU - Tetteh, Matthew. AU - Liang, Jun. AU - Park, Soyoon. AU - Lee, Wonjun. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. N2 - This paper discusses a new approach to use the information from a special social network with high homophily to select a survey respondent group under a limited budget such that the result of the survey is biased to the minority opinions. This approach has a wide range of potential applications, e.g. collecting complaints from the customers of a new product while most of them are satisfied. We formally define the problem of computing such group with better utilization as the p-biased representative selection problem (p-BRSP). This problem has two separate objectives and is difficult to deal with. Thus, we also propose a new unified-objective which is a function of the two optimization objectives. Most importantly, we introduce two polynomial time heuristic ...
A new national survey conducted by The Mellman Group & Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that public opinions regarding federal sentencing laws, particularly concerning drug offenses, has shifted from the
Former CIA Director John Brennan - like many progressives - had hoped Special Counsel Robert Muller would find President Trump and his campaign had colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.. Alas, the man who was tasked with heading up Americas intelligence capabilities by President Obama turned out to be flat out wrong. And instead of waiting for the evidence, Brennan had no qualms about trying and convicting Trump in the court of public opinion on cable news programs.. Brennan was forced to eat crow on MSNBC this morning:. https://twitter.com/PolishPatriotTM/status/1110211940104704001. When asked if he was the victim of "bad information," Brennan said, "Well, I dont know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was. I am relieved that its been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election.". He went on to say he was "not all that surprised that the high bar of criminal conspiracy was ...
Ever since Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallaces independently derived theory of evolution by means of natural selection was publicly read in 1858, there has been opposition. The vast majority of scientists were quickly won over, while opposition has stubbornly continued to be centered on a religious basis. So what is public opinion on the question of evolution? The Gallup Poll in 2004 found that 35% of the U.S. public said that evolution is well supported by the evidence, while an equal number said it was not. On the origin of human beings, 51% stated that humans developed from less advanced life forms, but 38% believed that God guided this process and only 13% thought that God played no role in the process. On the other hand, 45% thought that God created humans in the last 10,000 years. Similarly the Harris Poll of July, 2005 found that 54% of adults in the United States do not think that human beings developed from earlier species, compared to 46% in 1994, and 64% agree with the statement ...
Director of Student Affairs Mack Nettleton revealed building plans for new dorms. (photo by Jim Hackett) Pre-meds state motives for post-graduate work Permits, bidding needed to build by Nancy Naumenko Recently a popular means of venting public opinion on campus has been via the speculation of whether or not those sorely needed new dorms will actually make their appearance on our campus by next fall. The answer is - maybe. According to Director of Stu-dent Affairs Mack Nettleton, "It is still conceivable that we can get these buildings ready for occu-pancy in the fall." However, there are a number of hurdles to overcome before this can be accomplished, one of them being the building permit. The planning commission hearing was held on March 1, and fol-lowing this the village of Arden Hills council will act and grant or deny the building permit. Following this, bids must be received and considered from contractors and financing must be arranged, both of which must be reasonable enough to be ...
If you have an opinion about a proposal to halt the addition of fluoride to Pottstowns public water supply, then make some time on your schedule on Wednesday.. In order to gather public opinion on the proposal - and to comply with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection rules - the Pottstown Borough Authority will hold public hearings at three different times.. They will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.. All the hearings will take place in the Council Chambers room on the third floor of Borough Hall, 100 E. High St.. And even more hearings may take place.. Brent Wagner, superintendent of the Pottstown Wastewater Treatment Plant, who is in charge of organizing the hearing, said with snow expected Wednesday, bad weather may actually result in another day of hearings being scheduled.. "If it snows, well still hold the hearings, but Ill set up another one in the future," Wagner said.. "It wouldnt be appropriate not to have another ...
Downloadable! Economic organization of the imaginary worlds depicted in popular literary works may be viewed as a mirror to public opinion on the economic organization of life. If a book becomes a best-seller, it is because the book conveys messages, feelings, and events the readers can relate to. In other words, the book’s readers identify with the set of norms and rules that govern the development of the plot and the actions of its heroes. Therefore, a best seller, as a book that successfully relates to readers of its time, can teach us about the norms and beliefs of its audience. Following this line of thought, we use the method of deconstruction to analyze the highly successful J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter series. Studying the books within their social context allows us to learn about people’s norms and attitudes, and their perceptions of issues such as the role of government, the structure of financial markets, poverty and inequality, etc. Thus, by looking at the Potterian
WASHINGTON - President Obamas call Wednesday to thwart gun violence -- with four children by his side -- signaled the start of what will be an intensive campaign to sway public opinion on one of the most hotly contested issues in recent history.. Even before Obama walked off the stage, his advisers were cranking up the campaign machinery and tapping into social media. They unveiled a website, Now Is the Time, and urged supporters to share it via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. Obama will follow by going on the road, as he and Vice President Joe Biden seek to build public pressure on Congress to act.. Theyll also engage key allies including Democratic governors who are championing gun restrictions, mayors of big cities and those who have experienced mass shootings in their communities. The National Rifle Association criticized Obamas approach as an overreach and said that it would work with Congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions. A fundraising letter to the groups 4 million ...
As cooling continues, the extremists will not cool it The authoritative Monthly CO2 Report for January 2010 reports on the political significance of a major shift in public opinion on "global warming"in Australia. Editorial Comment: Page 3. Joe Boston and Christopher Monckton explain why the world warmed from 1983-2001, and what it means. Pages 4-6. IPCC assumes CO2… Read More ». ...
This small-scale study develops a new methodology for investigating which ethical principles of health care rationing the public support after discussion and deliberation. In ten groups of about six people, members of the public are asked to discuss a hypothetical rationing choice, concerning four identified patients who are described in general terms but without detailed information. It is explained to respondents that the purpose of the exercise is to find out what general ethical principles they support. Discussions are chaired by an academic specialising in health policy, whose role is to encourage debate but not actively to participate. On the basis of an innovative qualitative data analysis, which translates what people say into ethical principles identified in the theoretical literature, the public appear to support three main rationing principles: (1) a broad rule of rescue that gives priority to those in immediate need, (2) health maximisation and (3) equalisation of lifetime health. ...
On October 22, Shibley Telhami, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, presented the latest data on U.S. public opinion on an array of issues pertaining to U.S. involvement in the Middle East.
Can the government use your cell phone records to track your physical location without first obtaining a warrant based on probable cause? Often with EFF input as a friend of the court, the vast majority of judges issuing public opinions on the matter are saying
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British public opinion about the British Empire[edit]. The 2014 YouGov survey found that British people are mostly proud of ... The Dutch Public Health Service provides medical care for the natives of the Dutch East Indies, May 1946 ... Although Imperial Rome had no public education, Latin spread through its use in government and trade. Roman law prohibited ...
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Public opinion and attitudes[edit]. Further information: Same-sex marriage in California § Public opinion ... Public opinion for LGBT anti-discrimination laws in California Poll source Date(s). administered Sample. size Margin of. error ... The first known opinion poll surveying attitudes toward same-sex marriage in California was commissioned in 1977 by Field Poll ... Tel. that public institutions cannot discriminate against homosexuals under Article I, section 7 subdivision (a) of the ...
Public opinion[edit]. Public opinion polls have shown support for voter ID laws among voters in the United States. A 2011 ... "Public Opinion Quarterly. 77 (4): 962-84. doi:10.1093/poq/nft026. ISSN 0033-362X.. ... "Revisiting Public Opinion on Voter Identification and Voter Fraud in an Era of Increasing Partisan Polarization". Stanford Law ... The electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the ...
Public opinion[edit]. In a CBS News poll, 42 percent of respondents who watched the State of the Union Address identified ...
Public opinion[edit]. Main article: Societal attitudes towards abortion. The public in the Czech Republic generally supports ... This has been confirmed by a number of opinion polls. *An April 2003 CDC/ORC Macro report examined opinions on abortion among ... Since 1993, abortions for non-medical reasons have not been paid for by the public health system. The absolute peak of the ... Those performed for medical indications are covered by public health insurance, but, otherwise abortion is relatively ...
Public opinion. Many people do not know that fluoridation is meant to prevent tooth decay, or that natural or bottled water can ... a b Calman K. Beyond the 'nanny state': stewardship and public health. Public Health. 2009;123(1):e6-e10. doi:10.1016/j.puhe. ... Public Health Reports. July-August 2015. Volume 130:1-3. *^ American Public Health Association. APHA Reaffirms Its Support for ... When public action undermines public health: a critical examination of antifluoridationist literature. Aust. New Zealand Health ...
Public opinion[edit]. During the first months of his administration, Corzine experienced favorable approval ratings. According ... "Toll Plan Puts Public Opinion on Wrong Track" (Press release). Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll. January 7, 2008. ... Woolley asserted that the governor was faring relatively well in public opinion considering "the enormous and growing pressure ... "Public Hasn't Taken a Toll on Corzine - yet." (Press release). Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll. January 7, 2008. ...
Public Opinion[edit]. Differing perspectives and misconceptions contributed to negative public opinion in the U.S. towards what ... Media coverage and public opinion[edit]. Media Coverage[edit]. The Boston Globe[edit]. In 2002, the Boston Globe publicized ... 7 Media coverage and public opinion *7.1 Media Coverage *7.1.1 The Boston Globe ... Some sources argue that the negative public opinion was fueled in part by statements made to the media by various parties with ...
Public opinion[edit]. A February 2000 Gallup opinion poll showed that 53% of Icelanders supported lesbians' and gay men's right ... and public opinion polls suggested that the bill was very popular in Iceland.[2] Iceland became the ninth country in the world ... Furthermore, a Fréttablaðið opinion survey in November 2005 showed that 82.3% of the population supported lesbians' legal right ...
Public opinion[edit]. Public opinion for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts Poll source Date(s). administered Sample. size ... Goodridge v. Department of Public Health[edit]. Main article: Goodridge v. Department of Public Health ... public and private employment, union practices, housing, and public accommodation.[2] In the decade that followed, political ... Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. *Mary Bonauto, "Goodridge in Context", Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law ...
Public opinion[edit]. A YouGov poll, published 26 March 2011, found that a 52% majority supported the "campaign against public ... Polling from Ipsos MORI in October 2015 showed that though a majority (56%) of the public believed that public services have ... A ComRes poll into public opinion into economics in November 2016 found a majority of those asked (53%) favoured the government ... where one man was arrested for public order offences and discharge of a firework in a public place. Barricades were set up on ...
Public opinion after Chernobyl[edit]. As the west began to learn about the Chernobyl incident, fear and anxiety about nuclear ... Public opinion appears to have been aroused with regard to the re-licensing application of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. ... Over the years, public opinion about the nuclear industry, both in the United States and worldwide, soured significantly after ... public opinion. Even as early as 1975, anti-nuclear movement coalitions were making strides in reducing the power of the ...
Politics and public opinion[edit]. Critics at first compared Stelmach to Harry Strom, the last Social Credit premier of the ... "Alberta loses 4 top public health doctors over salaries". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. June 10, 2008. Retrieved March 28, ... where the new minister advocated the use of public-private partnerships to build ring roads around Edmonton and Calgary.[9] He ... designed to make it easier for the government to acquire large blocks of land for public purposes such as ring roads or ...
Public opinion[edit]. Popular opinion surveys show that the public views Medicare's problems as serious, but not as urgent as ... Limits were also placed on out-of-pocket costs for in-network care for public Part C health plan enrollees.[126] Most of these ... Public Part C Medicare Advantage and other Part C health plans are required to offer coverage that meets or exceeds the ... Public Part C Medicare Advantage health plan members typically also pay a monthly premium in addition to the Medicare Part B ...
Iraqi public opinion[edit]. A series of several polls have been conducted to ascertain the position of the Iraqi public further ... "The Iraqi Public on the U.S. Presence and the Future of Iraq" (PDF). World Public Opinion. 27 September 2006. Archived from the ... Awareness of American public opinion[edit]. A single study has compared the number of insurgent attacks in Iraq to supposedly ... This opinion contradicts Iraqi scholar Mustapha Alani, who says that these foreigners are increasingly welcomed by the public, ...
Public opinion[edit]. Public support for the euro in Bulgaria[13]. Convergence criteria[edit]. The Maastricht Treaty originally ... Bulgaria also complied with the public debt criteria. During the prior decade the Bulgarian debt had declined from 50% of GDP ... and finally private and public lending would benefit from lower interest rates (at least half as high).[31] The former deputy ... http://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/Survey/index#p=1&instruments=STANDARD&yearFrom=1999&yearTo=2017 ...
Public opinion[edit]. According to a March poll by Meganálisis, 84.3% of Venezuelans reject the electrical sabotage theory.[141 ... "All of the oil field production is tied into the public grid and if the public grid goes down, those fields get shut in."[41] ... theft and embezzlement of public funds by or for the benefit of a public official"; the complaint alleges millions of dollars ... According to The New York Times, "Maduro did not address the nation and his public silence has fed the tension gripping Caracas ...
Wilson, Rufus Rockwell (July-December 1905). "An Iowa Experiment in Communism". Public Opinion. 39 (10): 298.. ... Iowa Public Television, "Schools in the Amana Colonies," Iowa Pathways, n.d. [Adapted from original article in The Goldfinch 13 ... Clear Creek-Amana School District operates public schools serving the community. Amana Elementary School is in Middle Amana,[54 ... The Community continued to face persecution from German states for their refusal to serve as soldiers or utilize public schools ...
Public Opinion. 1898. p. 137.. *^ "Henry Cabot Lodge Re-elected". The New York Times. January 18, 1899. p. 2.. ...
Television news and public opinion". International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 2: 1-15. doi:10.1093/ijpor/2.1.1.. ... Making public services fully accessible to the public has led to some technological innovations. Public announcement systems ... Map, National Public Toilet. "National Public Toilet Map - Home". toiletmap.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-07-02.. ... Australia's government has supported the creation of the National Public Toilet Map, to enable users to locate public toilet ...
"Public Opinion Quarterly. 82: 63. doi:10.1093/poq/nfx050.. *^ Fulton, Sarah A; Gershon, Sarah Allen (2018). "Too Liberal to Win ... A 2018 study in Public Opinion Quarterly found that whites, in particular those who had racial resentment, largely attributed ... "Public Administration Review. doi:10.1111/puar.12956. ISSN 0033-3352.. *^ Hochschild, Jennifer L (2007). "The Skin Color ... "Public Radio International. 30 March 2009.. *^ Verma, Harsh (2011). "Skin 'fairness'-Culturally Embedded Meaning and Branding ...
"Current Opinion in Cardiology. 26 (4): 342-7. doi:10.1097/HCO.0b013e3283470359. PMC 3341610. PMID 21499090.. ... Public health nursing: practicing population-based care (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 317. ISBN 978- ... Webster MW (July 2011). "Clinical practice and implications of recent diabetes trials". Current Opinion in Cardiology. 26 (4): ... Frachetti KJ, Goldfine AB (April 2009). "Bariatric surgery for diabetes management". Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes ...
Flash Eurobarometers are ad hoc thematic telephone interviews conducted at the request of any service of the European Commission. Flash surveys enable the Commission to obtain results relatively quickly and to focus on specific target groups, as and when required. Reproduction is authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is acknowledged ...
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Did the public post mortem demystify the procedure as claimed, or was it simply a publicity stunt? New Scientist was there to ... The public autopsy had been justified by von Hagens as demystifying the post mortem examination, which anyone might have to ... Under the gaze of a 300-strong audience and a battery of TV cameras, the UKs first public post mortem examination for 170 ... Televised autopsy dissects public opinion. 21 November 2002 By DAVID COHEN ...
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... and expert opinions on state-sponsored retirement savings plans. ... Public Opinion on Retirement Savings Plans. Public Opinion on ... This section compiles public opinion polls, small business surveys, and expert opinions on state-sponsored retirement savings ... Summary of AARP Survey of Minnesota Registered Voters Age 45+: Opinions on Retirement Security, March 2014 ... AARP Survey of Virginia Registered Voters Age 45+: Opinions About State Retirement Plan ...
public alarm has now delayed this. We strongly hope to get approval as. soon as possible and to start business by 1992, said ... of unexpected public opposition. Officials of the two companies building. the plant, at Rokkasho, on the northern tip of ... Rokkasho has become the focus of public opposition to nuclear power. in Japan, which emerged on a wide scale for the first time ... In April, the governments Nuclear Safety Commission held a public meeting. to reassure local people about the dump. But most ...
A wide variety of breastfeeding topics have been surveyed since 1999, such as public opinions toward breastfeeding policies, ... Click the year to see the questions and results on public opinions regarding breastfeeding that year. ... Public buildings need to have a room where women could breastfeed and pump milk for their babies.. 3,681. 40.7%. 33.1%. 26.2%. ... Public buildings need to have a room where women could breastfeed and pump milk for their babies. 4,072. 66.94%. 24.24%. 8.82% ...
We face a public health epidemic, a public health crisis.. With an outbreak of disease or illness, public health officials take ... Opinion: Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton shootings demand a response What is the appropriate action to what qualifies as a public ... What is the appropriate public health response to our current public health epidemic of mass shootings? ... Public health experts will confirm that it is difficult to prove a negative. We dont have good metrics to prove how many ...
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Public support for introducing cigarette pack inserts in Australia Emily Brennan, Elizaveta Ilchenko, Sarah J Durkin, Melanie A ... Public misperception that very low nicotine cigarettes are less carcinogenic M Justin Byron, Michelle Jeong, David B Abrams, ...
Toplines - The Publics Health Care Agenda for the New President and Congress. Toplines - The Publics Health Care Agenda for ... Chartpack - The Publics Health Care Agenda for the New President and Congress. Chartpack - The Publics Health Care Agenda for ... The first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll of 2009 finds the public is increasingly worried about the affordability and availability ... and paying for health care retains a solid hold on the publics list of their top economic concerns. About one in three ...
... that concern about the future of it does not diminish public support for it; and that few understand what exhaustion of the ... Social Security 75th Anniversary Survey Report: Public Opinion Trends. by Colette Thayer, Ph.D., AARP Research & Strategic ... Moreover, the public is inclined to pay more to get the same benefits as today than to see benefits reduced. Given the ... The latest assessment of Social Security by the American public continues to reflect the strong support that has also ...
This months KFF Health Tracking Poll explores public opinion towards a government-administered public option, and finds that ... Data Note: Public Awareness Around Antibiotic Resistance. This data note examines the publics knowledge and concerns about ... the publics health care priorities for Congress; and views about the ACA, Medicare-for-all and a "public option" health plan. ... The poll also examines the publics views toward Medicare-for-all and the Affordable Care Act, as well as the top issues for ...
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Abraham Brown, Christian Boudreau, Crawford Moodie, Geoffrey T Fong, Grace Y Li, Ann McNeill, Mary E Thompson, Louise M Hassan, Andrew Hyland, James F Thrasher, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Gerard Hastings, David Hammond ...
Measurement of public opinion. Public opinion is measured by opinion polls-statistical surveys of public opinion using sampling ... to the discussion of public opinion. Public Sphere, as he argued, is where "something approaching public opinion can be formed ... Formation of public opinion. The mass media plays a crucial role in forming and reflecting public opinion: it communicates the ... Blumer claimed that since people participate in a public to different degrees, public opinion polling cannot measure the public ...
Court of public opinion Opinion polls Public sphere Political socialization Public figure Truth Organizations American ... "Public sphere" to the discussion of public opinion. The Public Sphere, or bourgeois public, is according to Habermas, where " ... Public Opinion and Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Papadakis, Elim (1992). "Public Opinion, Public Policy and ... Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, 1922. Norman John Powell, Anatomy of Public Opinion, New York, Prentice-Hall, 1951. (in French ...
How Public Opinion Drives Deep Green Trends in Germany. Germans reacted to the nuclear crisis in Japan by calling for a phasing ... Public attitudes to green growth is so strong that major companies are being persuaded to vault past the nations already- ... Public attitudes to green growth is so ... How Public Opinion Drives Deep Green Trends in Germany. Brian ...
Ramesh makes a number of good points this morning as to why most Americans overestimate the level of public support for legal ... Re: Public Opinion about Public Opinion on Abortion By Michael J. New * About Michael J. New ... Ramesh makes a number of good points this morning as to why most Americans overestimate the level of public support for legal ... Last summer NRLC commissioned a poll which showed strong public support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The ...
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The environment ministrys decision to place the safety assessment report in public follows an order from the Central ... Environment ministry seeks public opinion on GM mustard. 2 min read . Updated: 06 Sep 2016, 09:26 AM IST Sayantan Bera The ... "Its good that the GEAC has put out the report inviting public comments. We have tried to answer all questions to the best of ... The decision by the environment ministry to place the safety assessment report in the public domain follows an order from the ...
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Tag: public opinion. A Closer Look at Public Trust in Healthcare May 22, 2014. • 2 ... Public trust matters. Its hard to build and easy to lose.. Of late, subpar performance has drawn public attention to a wide ... But the reality is this: the US health industry is susceptible to erosion of its public trust, not as a result of the ... Public trust in industries matters as much as confidence in the individual companies and organizations themselves. An ...
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Sizing up the public sector. Saturday. Feb 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM Feb 15, 2014 at 11:12 AM ... The resulting data trove would reveal those who are good stewards of public dollars; they d get bragging rights and something ... Copyright 2006-2017 GateHouse Media, LLC. All rights reserved • GateHouse Opinion. Original content available for non- ... more tangible stronger public support if a tax hike is needed. On the other hand, big spenders might want to pick up some ...
  • The draft opinion was prepared by a dedicated working group of the Scientific Committee and endorsed by the Scientific Committee for public consultation at its plenary meeting of 12-13 July 2017. (europa.eu)
  • The public consultation for this document was open from 24 July to 6 September 2017. (europa.eu)
  • The opinion was discussed and adopted at the Scientific Committee plenary meeting on 16 November 2017, and is published in the EFSA Journal. (europa.eu)
  • This month's KFF Health Tracking Poll explores public opinion towards a government-administered public option, and finds that attitudes can change after hearing common arguments. (kff.org)
  • Public opinion is the aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • It is widely believed that the current recession has soured public attitudes towards immigration. (repec.org)
  • The recession also influenced other attitudes and traits that are sometimes linked to opinion on immigration. (repec.org)
  • Instead, most research on public attitudes toward nanotechnology does not show an impact of media coverage on lay audiences' understanding of the technology, which according to knowledge deficit models would produce more positive attitudes toward the technology. (nanowerk.com)
  • Instead, most recent research has found that the driving factor behind public attitudes are various forms of heuristics or cognitive shortcuts that audiences use to make sense of the technology, even in the absence of information (Scheufele, 2006). (nanowerk.com)
  • Aside from cognitive variables, research on public attitudes toward nanotechnology has also explored overall attitudes toward nanotechnology. (nanowerk.com)
  • Public Opinion in the Middle East collects for the first time the astonishing range of his contributions to our understanding of individual attitudes in the region and their impact on political life. (indiana.edu)
  • The survey included two separate measures to gauge public attitudes about climate change. (pewresearch.org)
  • For more than 15 years, the Water Authority has performed periodic public opinion research to determine San Diego County residents' knowledge and attitudes regarding water issues. (sdcwa.org)
  • These attitudes and opinions inspire confidence that together we can get through this drought. (sdcwa.org)
  • Public attitudes were assessed towards two dedicated biomass crops -- Miscanthus and Short Rotation Coppice (SRC), particularly regarding their visual impacts in the landscape. (repec.org)
  • In order to gain a better understanding of the knowledge and attitudes of SLO County residents, a survey was designed to determine the level of public understanding on local air quality issues. (slocleanair.org)
  • There are approximately 307 million Americans living in the United States of America, and we can gauge the 'public opinion' of most of them. (ivn.us)
  • This section compiles public opinion polls, small business surveys, and expert opinions on state-sponsored retirement savings plans and features like automatic enrollment. (aarp.org)
  • All four AARP surveys-conducted to celebrate the 50th (1985), 60th (1995), 70th (2005), and 75th (2010) anniversaries of Social Security's founding-have demonstrated the high regard that the American public has for Social Security as an important American institution, not only for America's retired citizens, but for the entire American adult population. (aarp.org)
  • Virtually all national surveys tapping public opinion on nanotechnology have measured some form of knowledge or at least perceived knowledge. (nanowerk.com)
  • From generational cohorts and gender distinctions to views of Islam and democracy, Tessler's careful surveys and masterful analysis laid the foundations for today's new wave of public opinion research. (indiana.edu)
  • The most recent surveys included a CNN/ORC International poll released last week that indicated 86% of the public supported some form of background checks that are not currently required by law for gun sales, and an ABC News/Washington Post survey released Tuesday which indicated that 86% of Americans said they favored background checks for gun sales on the internet and at gun shows. (cnn.com)
  • These patterns are consistent with Pew Research Center's and others' past public surveys, which show a widening gap between political groups in views about climate issues over time. (pewresearch.org)
  • Also consistent with past surveys, there are strong party and ideological fissures in public views related to energy issues with conservative Republicans especially likely to support more offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. waters, to support increased use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from underground, and to support building more nuclear power plants to generate electricity. (pewresearch.org)
  • But some surveys also indicate that the public feels that Washington would be justified in using military action against Damascus if there was proof the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against their own people. (cnn.com)
  • Ramesh makes a number of good points this morning as to why most Americans overestimate the level of public support for legal abortion. (nationalreview.com)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C . - While Americans are generally very supportive of the use of genetic information to improve their own health and the health of their families, 92 percent are wary that this same information could be used in ways that harm them, according to a public opinion survey by the Genetics and Public Policy Center conducted in late February and early March of this year. (pewtrusts.org)
  • Interventionists are the ones that should be more attentive to what the public wants, since they are the ones trying to sell Americans on policies that will entail new and unnecessary costs and risks. (theamericanconservative.com)
  • And this is one year where I think that the 'apathetic' and uncounted group of Americans (who are often not a part of public polling), may start to affect the reliability of these already relatively weak indicators. (ivn.us)
  • We're going to ask you your opinion on a government program intended to help Americans afford to own homes. (themonkeycage.org)
  • 1. Interviewer Roberts begins by noting that opinion polls continue to suggest Americans' desire for change in the health care system, yet change seems to be seldom accomplished. (econlib.org)
  • And while none of these measures provides us with absolute protection (San Bernardino, Camarillo, Poway, Gilroy), they do represent part of a broader public health response that can limit access to weapons by an individual who may be acting spontaneously and who cannot satisfy California's gun and ammo acquisition requirements. (mercurynews.com)
  • Nevertheless, the paper's influence on the broader public may last for awhile, despite a growing body of contrary evidence (as well as many of the co-authors having stepped away from the indications). (scientificamerican.com)
  • Public opinion is frequently measured using opinion polls that use the statistical method of survey sampling, which can still run the risk of bias. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The results of opinion polls have themselves been found to influence public opinion, particularly with regard to political elections during which time the tide of public opinion becomes increasingly crucial. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The SRU has been conducting regular public opinion polls to document an important phase in the history of the Palestinian people and to record the reactions of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to current events. (pcpsr.org)
  • The polls also give members of the Palestinian community an opportunity to voice their opinions and to seek to influence decision-makers on issues of concern to them. (pcpsr.org)
  • Already nearly in full swing, the election year brings with it a bunch of talking heads that use various polls to spout their opinion and ideas about what will happen in November. (ivn.us)
  • As statistics, public opinion polls can be interpreted in a variety of ways (it's an art as well as a science) but as simple results in the hands of politicians eager for election or re-election, such polls can make a lot of difference. (brighthub.com)
  • A good example of public opinion polls making a different is the policy changes made by the Obama administration when President Obama gained office. (brighthub.com)
  • Implications for understanding the effect of polls on public opinion are discussed. (wiley.com)
  • In this paper, we present a mathematical model that describes agree-disagree opinions during polls. (hindawi.com)
  • Candidates and the media often use opinion polls before and during election campaigns to determine which candidates are first and which are likely to emerge victoriously. (hindawi.com)
  • Public opinion polls are usually used to determine people's position in political life, votes, and belonging and political orientations by answering questions about their opinions, personal characteristics, and their activities. (hindawi.com)
  • In this article, we study how the preferences and expectations of voters are in competition and how they convince themselves in the face of the information of the candidates in opinion polls. (hindawi.com)
  • We start by presenting the mathematical model that describes the evolution of opinions during polls to predict the probability of the result. (hindawi.com)
  • In April, the government's Nuclear Safety Commission held a public meeting to reassure local people about the dump. (newscientist.com)
  • Blumer claimed that since people participate in a public to different degrees, public opinion polling cannot measure the public: an archbishop's participation is more important than that of a homeless or unemployed person. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The "mass," in which people independently make decisions about, for example, which brand of toothpaste to buy, is a form of collective behavior different from the public. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • People are affected by the opinions of those with whom they work, attend religious services, friends, family, and other smaller scale interpersonal interactions. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • it is the collective opinion of the people of a society or state on an issue or problem. (wikipedia.org)
  • He regarded the latter as of the highest importance because dislike and ill-opinion force people to conform in their behaviour to social norms, however he didn't consider public opinion as a suitable influence for governments. (wikipedia.org)
  • pp. 31-32) Public opinion, he writes, is becoming more and more a matter of interest, as people seek out information about the world, and as various organizations attempt to create favorable impressions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The skilled public relations man provides a valuable service in overcoming heterogeneity to influence millions of people in the same way. (wikipedia.org)
  • The public engagement exercise is for people to tell the assessment board what issues they would like to be considered when a site is being chosen and what they think is important for the new service. (walesonline.co.uk)
  • For most people, findings from one study or hearing an opinion of an expert on a topic are enough for beliefs to form. (macleans.ca)
  • Interventionists, like all Very Serious People, believe it's their right and duty to tell the foolish public to buck up and eat their vegetables, as though we are selfish recalcitrant children who don't know what is collectively good for us and only want to eat sweets and play with the Xbox. (theamericanconservative.com)
  • With the humility to say that I don't really know, and the confidence to say that they don't really know either, I want to remind voters that all numbers can be manipulated, all questions and data can be leading and/or deceiving, and many people who have an opinion never give it to the people asking for it. (ivn.us)
  • Growing up in the marketing industry, I have so much respect for people who work with public opinion - it is certainly a trade that is both interesting and useful to the marketing of products and services (and political candidates). (ivn.us)
  • What we found was surprising: If people were connected in local networks they could easily coordinate with their friends, but a popular opinion never formed. (theconversation.com)
  • After a few rounds of play, people who had never interacted before began spontaneously coordinating on the same opinion. (theconversation.com)
  • These studies showed that the expansion of online social networks that provide people with greater access to new social contacts can impact not only the rate at which people converge on new public opinions, but also how democratic the process of opinion formation will be. (theconversation.com)
  • More importantly, we wanted to know if we could then use a small minority of people to mobilize an alternative opinion (for instance, "white and gold") and succeed in getting everyone to agree on the new norm. (theconversation.com)
  • The great thing is that public opinion results come from completely normal people like you and me-at least when taken correctly. (brighthub.com)
  • The descriptions of the cognitive limitations people face in comprehending their socio-political and cultural environments, proposes that people must inevitably apply an evolving catalogue of general stereotypes to a complex reality, rendered Public Opinion a seminal text in the fields of media studies , political science , and social psychology . (artandpopularculture.com)
  • Though there is a complex relationship between opinion on issues and voting behaviour, a self-interest hypothesis at best seriously under-explains opinion on numerous issues, and in some cases people hold opinions that seem contrary to their self-interest. (andrewnorton.info)
  • In a last-ditch stab at moral suasion, the plan is to change the negative perception about the homeless people in the encampments and use public pressure to halt their impending disbursement starting Monday, Jan. 22. (ocregister.com)
  • When they delivered those, that to me means they're getting serious," says Zimmermann, known for bringing water and other donations to the homeless people at the river bed, and for her emails and phone calls to local media and public officials. (ocregister.com)
  • They're going to the court of public opinion instead of a legal one and it's scaring people," commented Paul Nutting. (dotnews.com)
  • For example, in current American politics, many people tend to overestimate their opinions when they want to disagree with what they consider public opinion. (hindawi.com)
  • The first Kaiser Health Tracking Poll of 2009 finds the public is increasingly worried about the affordability and availability of care, with many postponing or skipping treatments due to cost in the past year and a notable minority forced into serious financial straits due to medical bills. (kff.org)
  • Governments increasingly recognized the importance of managing and directing public opinion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mental health is an increasingly growing concern among the public, particularly among younger age groups. (ipsos.com)
  • We'd be remiss if we didn't take note of a positive health care reform law development: the surge in enrollment in public health insurance exchanges. (businessinsurance.com)
  • The size of this gap suggests the issue won't get resolved any time soon - perhaps until there's an Alder-Hey-type incident that causes a public outcry and forces a reform of SUS. (lightbluetouchpaper.org)
  • According to an official with the General Office of the NPC Standing Committee, the drafts of major laws regarding the country's reform and development will be published on the NPC website to allow the public to make submissions and recommendations before they are passed. (npc.gov.cn)
  • Listen to the EconTalk podcast David Brady on Health Care Reform, Public Opinion, and Party Politics and consider these questions. (econlib.org)
  • Surely the editorials on the following pages indicate a cumulative mass of public opinion that cannto comfortably be overlooked. (pitzer.edu)
  • Yes, there are always predictions that can be made, but unless they are counting the entire country's population as a sample (an impossible task), there is still a margin of error, and that margin of error is the margin of doubt of one poll or one statistic being able to gauge public opinion. (ivn.us)
  • However, as someone who has spoken with literally thousands of individuals, I feel assured in saying that it is impossible to truly gauge public opinion in a way that captures all of the public- so don't give it more credit than what it is worth. (ivn.us)
  • However, to properly analyze opinion trends, one should consider the same question asked by the same pollster. (nationalreview.com)
  • But trends in opinion have varied across countries, especially in the responses to a question on whether immigrants are good or bad for the economy. (repec.org)
  • The theme of the conference, "A Meeting Place," offers opportunities for experts to learn about the latest trends, innovations and research in the field, as well as discuss the shaping of public opinion and the consequences for individuals and groups. (prweb.com)
  • Public perceptions of equity in health policy, as well as other policy areas that are of relevance to the distribution of health inequities in society, vary across the 53 countries of the WHO European Region. (who.int)
  • Public Opinion is a book by Walter Lippmann , published in 1922, that is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often self-serving, social perceptions that influence individual behavior, and prevent optimal societal cohesion. (artandpopularculture.com)
  • Public opinion is defined as the collective opinion of individuals within a society on a specific idea even if they have several perceptions. (hindawi.com)
  • This overestimation leads to false perceptions of public opinion, because all opinions, exaggerated or not, contribute to forming public opinion. (hindawi.com)
  • These social changes, in which a closed and largely illiterate public became an open and politicized one, was to become of tremendous political importance in the 19th century as the mass media was circulated ever more widely and literacy was steadily improved. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relying on almost two decades of work on Arab public opinion, Tessler delivers a phenomenal book which will be widely read by students, policy makers, and the general public. (indiana.edu)
  • However, GEAC will take a final decision after it receives comments from the general public and stakeholders on the safety assessment report. (livemint.com)
  • The stakeholders valuable and detailed comments were taken into account by the Scientific Committee to prepare an updated version of the opinion providing clarification of some aspects related to genotoxicity assessment. (europa.eu)
  • The latest assessment of Social Security by the American public continues to reflect the strong support that has also characterized three earlier assessments. (aarp.org)
  • On the 75th anniversary of Social Security, public support for the program remains exceedingly high. (aarp.org)
  • Last summer NRLC commissioned a poll which showed strong public support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (nationalreview.com)
  • Surprisingly, it showed the strongest support not for returning all the revenue collected to the public via rebates, but for using it to promote renewable energy. (latimes.com)
  • they d get bragging rights and something more tangible stronger public support if a tax hike is needed. (dispatch.com)
  • In fact, there is a need to look for support from other sectors of society, and for this, greater private sector involvement through a well-established public-private partnership (PPP) in reducing disaster risk is urgently needed. (thejakartapost.com)
  • No prolonged overseas military commitment stands a chance of succeeding without substantial, sustained public support, so it's particularly foolish to pay public opinion no mind. (theamericanconservative.com)
  • Our findings confirm that the way a policy is delivered to beneficiaries can have a profound impact on public support for that policy, and that this effect is conditioned by ideology. (themonkeycage.org)
  • The vast majority of San Diego County residents - 84 percent - support the region's water supply diversification strategy, according to the San Diego County Water Authority's most recent public opinion poll presented to the Board of Directors on Thursday. (sdcwa.org)
  • To support this goal, strategies and tactics were identified for implementation over a five-year period to increase public awareness on air quality issues throughout San Luis Obispo (SLO) County. (slocleanair.org)
  • The survey results hint that the public may not accept a tax large enough to put much of a dent in emissions. (latimes.com)
  • These results appear in a white paper, "U.S. Public Opinion on Uses of Genetic Information and Genetic Discrimination," released today by the Center in the expectation of imminent House action on H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. (pewtrusts.org)
  • The following is an analysis of the results obtained in the twenty-fourth opinion poll conducted by the SRU. (pcpsr.org)
  • The following is an analysis of the results obtained in the twenty-fifth public opinion poll conducted by the SRU in the period from 26-28,December,1996. (pcpsr.org)
  • The Chicago Council Survey team update on global public opinion includes polling results from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy and France. (thechicagocouncil.org)
  • Then, future results allow candidates to negotiate and discuss opinions based on a particular outcome. (hindawi.com)
  • LCAO Fact Sheet regarding public opinion survey results related to proposals to cut Medicare. (lcao.org)
  • This distinction, unfortunately, is lost to many commentators who often conclude in a very simplistic fashion that the public knows little about nanotechnology, even if a study relies on self-reported awareness of the technology. (nanowerk.com)
  • Public Health England (PHE) commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct interviews with the public to collect quantitative data regarding levels of awareness, knowledge and opinions towards PHE, and to gain an insight into the public's main health concerns. (ipsos.com)
  • The UNF Florida statewide poll was conducted and sponsored by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida, from Tuesday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 by live callers via the telephone from 4 to 9 p.m with a maximum of five callbacks attempted. (unf.edu)
  • The UNF Florida statewide poll was conducted and sponsored by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida, from Monday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 by live callers via the telephone from 5 to 9 p.m. during the week and noon to 9 p.m during the weekends with a maximum of five callbacks attempted. (unf.edu)
  • The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas contributed the idea of "Public Sphere" to the discussion of public opinion. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Public Sphere, as he argued, is where "something approaching public opinion can be formed. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • This public sphere should have the attributes of universal access, rational debate, and disregard for rank. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The prerequisites for the emergence of a public sphere were increasing levels of literacy which was spurred on by the Reformation, which encouraged individuals to read the Bible in the vernacular, and the rapidly expanding printing presses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Public opinion on energy crops in the landscape: considerations for the expansion of renewable energy from biomass ," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management , Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(9), pages 1134-1158, October. (repec.org)
  • The UNF/First Coast News Florida Statewide Poll is comprised of 725 Florida registered voters and was conducted Monday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 by the Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) at the University of North Florida who sponsored in partnership with First Coast News. (unf.edu)
  • Entire industries have seen their public trust erode as a result of misdeeds or self-inflicted wounds-the investment banking industry's mortgage loan debacle, venerable news organizations from lack of objectivity, industrial food manufacturers from unhealthy supply chain management and so on. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Public Opinion is premium Magazine, News & editorial WordPress theme. (cssigniter.com)
  • The Independent Voter Network is dedicated to providing political analysis, unfiltered news, and rational commentary in an effort to elevate the level of our public discourse. (ivn.us)
  • The reason may be forward-looking or in retaliation for something that already happened, but the public doesn't like writing blank checks," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. (cnn.com)
  • This draft scientific opinion should not be interpreted as providing public health recommendations for the introduction of complementary foods or as an evaluation of the optimal duration of exclusive breast-feeding. (europa.eu)
  • In this draft scientific opinion, complementary feeding was defined as the period when complementary foods are given together with either human milk or formula. (europa.eu)
  • The draft scientific opinion covers 14 outcomes e.g. weight, body mass index, risk of coeliac disease or of atopic diseases or food preferences and eating habits and it was drafted following the methodology of a systematic review. (europa.eu)
  • China's new draft food safety law, which lays out penalties from fines to life in prison for makers of substandard food, was published on the national legislature website on Sunday for public discussion. (npc.gov.cn)
  • Members of the public are being invited to make recommendations and submissions on the draft published at the National People's Congress (NPC) website, www.npc.gov.cn. (npc.gov.cn)
  • This is the first draft law made public by the 11th NPC since it held its first annual session in March this year. (npc.gov.cn)
  • Among the public, a tide of safety concern had been rising for several years, flowing from the scientific community into the legal and political arena. (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
  • Questions arise as to how well the imagery used was able to portray the true nature of these tall, dense, perennial plants but based on the responses obtained and given the caveat that there was limited personal experience of the crops, it appears unlikely that wide-scale planting of biomass crops will give rise to substantial public concern in relation to their visual impact in the landscape. (repec.org)
  • The share of the public saying climate change is due to human activity is about the same as it was in 2009 when Pew Research Center last asked this question, but more now say there is no solid evidence of warming (25% today, up from 11% in 2009) and fewer say that warming is occurring due to natural patterns in the environment (23% today, down from 36% in 2009). (pewresearch.org)
  • 19 We combine responses from either approach in the multivariate analysis of factors influencing opinion about climate change. (pewresearch.org)
  • SummerStyles (formerly called HealthStyles) is a private, proprietary national marketing survey that annually collects health-related opinions of men and women aged 18 years or older. (cdc.gov)
  • PubMed Central works directly with the author to facilitate the rest of the submission process supporting the Public Access Policy. (lww.com)
  • Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life. (pewtrusts.org)
  • Public health policy, led by EBM, would say yes, it does matter very much. (macleans.ca)
  • Here's an overview of six different factors that unite public opinion and official policy. (brighthub.com)
  • A public opinion, probabilities, and all things data-related blog from the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy. (thechicagocouncil.org)
  • The recent center-right coalition in Germany, which is emblematic of a repudiation of Marxist policies since the fall of the Iron Curtain, has led the new pro-business FDP ('Freedom Party') to announce as its first policy initiative to roll back 'The Public Option,' known as the 'Gesundheitsfonds. (lincolninstitute.org)
  • In addition, misperceptions may fuel some of the public anxiety about the future of Social Security. (aarp.org)
  • Using the conceptional tools of his theory of Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft , the German sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies argued that "public opinion" has the equivalent social functions in societies (Gesellschaften) that religion has in communities (Gemeinschaften) . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Temple disagreed with the prevalent opinion that the basis of government lay in a social contract and thought that government was merely allowed to exist due to the favour of public opinion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this paper I use the six rounds of the European Social Survey (2002-2012) to test the effects of economic shocks on immigration opinion for 20 countries. (repec.org)
  • At the country level, pro-immigration opinion is negatively related to the share of immigrants in the population and to the share social benefits in GDP, but only weakly to unemployment. (repec.org)
  • On social media, one person's opinion, whether expert or not, often seems to outweigh all other forms of evidence. (macleans.ca)
  • My fields of study include public health and social epidemiology, which treat health issues in developing and developed countries. (yomiuri.co.jp)
  • is a well-written compilation of public opinion research that reflects the past 30 to 40 years of political, social, and economic progression in the Middle East. (indiana.edu)
  • Bringing together decades of Mark Tessler's groundbreaking work on public opinion, it highlights important differences across countries and individuals, and over time, on the most important social and political questions. (indiana.edu)
  • Setting the stage for the approval of the contentious genetically modified (GM) mustard, the environment ministry on Monday placed in the public domain a safety assessment report prepared by a subcommittee under the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC). (livemint.com)
  • The community management system is a variation of public management whereby facilities are managed by a committee of public officers of the assembly and community representatives, referred to as Toilet Management Committee (TMC). (ghanaweb.com)
  • The site had been due to handle its first drums of fuel in 1991, but public alarm has now delayed this. (newscientist.com)
  • Indeed, a Web site message authored by the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Geraldine Kennedy, explains that the newspaper aims "to lead and shape public opinion" and "to champion specific causes. (camera.org)
  • Public Opinion Specific plugin: You will be asked to auto install this plugin when installing the site. (cssigniter.com)
  • On Line Opinion is the only Australian site where you get all sides of the story. (onlineopinion.com.au)
  • American sociologist Herbert Blumer proposed a somewhat different conception of the "public," as a form of collective behavior which is made up of those who are discussing a given public issue at any one time. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Conservative citizens, heretofore apathetic, are joining in the fight for amnesty feeling that the vindictive punishment of a minority for unpopular opinions endangers the dearly-bought right of every American to express freely the convictions of his mind. (pitzer.edu)
  • As reported in Scientific American , the link between Big Oil and Big Tobacco goes back more than six decades to the 1950s, when both industries began to use the same scientific experts and public relations firms to combat negative images of cigarette smoking and smog, including global warming caused by burning fossil fuels. (inquisitr.com)
  • Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama weighs launching a military strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, American public opinion over whether the U.S. should get involved appears conflicted. (cnn.com)
  • It was founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders regarding the devastating effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources, and standard of living. (npg.org)
  • William Temple in his essay of 1672, On the Original and Nature of Government gave an early formulation of the importance of public opinion. (wikipedia.org)
  • China's top legislator Wu Bangguo promised in March to give the public more say in the formulation of the food safety law, amid both domestic and international concerns about the country's food quality and safety. (npc.gov.cn)