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.

*  President Obama, Israel and American Public Opinion | Fox News

And that Word is - we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values ...
foxnews.com/transcript/2010/06/02/president-obama-israel-and-american-public-opinion.html

*  The debate over Darwin 150 years on

The theory of evolution is usually described as fact, and many people see it like this due to a moulding of public opinion. Yet ... We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you ... and less time spouting their ill-informed nonsense in public forums. ...
blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/24/the-debate-over-darwin-150-years-on/

*  Demographic and social factors influencing public opinion on prostitution: an exploratory study in Kwazulu-Natal Province,...

There is a two-way link between public opinion and the law: this article focuses primarily on how public opinion may influence ... He stresses the importance of taking public opinion into account, but also of acknowledging that public opinion may be based on ... how to deal with public opinion once it has been established may itself be problematic. It is not suggested that public opinion ... 7 Lippman Public Opinion. 8 The heterogeneity of the South African public adds to the complexity of this project. It must be ...
scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1727-37812012000400002&lng=es&nrm=iso

*  Constellation-Exelon merger: Public opinion extended until Feb. 2 - Baltimore Business Journal

The public will get extra time to have their say on a proposed merger of Constellation Energy Group Inc. with Exelon Corp. in ... The Maryland Public Service Commission said Tuesday it would give until Feb. 2 for members of the public to submit comments on ... The public will get extra time to have their say on a proposed merger of Constellation Energy Group Inc. with Exelon Corp. in ... The public was already given the chance to speak out about the energy companies' $7.9 billion merger at three hearings in ...
https://bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2012/01/24/public-opinion-on-constellation-exelon.html

*  How Twitter Shapes Public Opinion

... shape public opinion? That question was tackled by a group of researchers in China, who investigated how opinions evolve on ... Described in the journal Chaos, the work reveals several surprises about how Twitter shapes public opinion, researchers say. ... Since public opinion levels off and evolves into an ordered state within a short time, small advantages of one opinion in the ... Ultimately, the public opinion evolves into an ordered state and one opinion predominates absolutely, but a state of complete ...
newswise.com/articles/view/614681/?sc=rssn

*  Quarter of Russians support return to single-party political system - RT Russian politics

A recent public opinion poll suggests the majority of Russians do not want excessive competition in the political field and a ... A recent public opinion poll suggests the majority of Russians do not want excessive competition in the political field and a ... The poll was conducted by the Levada Public Opinion center on April 15-18. It showed that 47 per cent of Russians consider the ...
https://rt.com/politics/russians-return-single-party/

*  Milosevic Blinks - WSJ

... after the release of the three American soldiers that the ever-clever Milosevic was successfully manipulating American public ... Just, we suppose, as he has manipulated Serbian public opinion with image-driven propaganda. ... that the ever-clever Milosevic was successfully manipulating American public opinion. ...
https://wsj.com/articles/SB925697281619451549

*  Info Source - Bank of Canada

... public opinion research and media relations to promote consistent and well co-ordinated communications with the public; ... Certificates typically contain a user's name and public key. Individuals that are subscribers of the Bank's Public Key ... public opinion research and analysis, institutional publications, the development, design, management and maintenance of ... public opinion research reports, style guides, institutional communications policies, guidelines, standards and procedures, ...
bankofcanada.ca/about/contact-information/atip/info-source/

*  Conservative government spends $4.9 million on public opinion surveys | Toronto Star

4.9 million on public opinion polls last year, an increase over the $4.3 million it spent a year earlier. ... 4.9 million on public opinion surveys. The Stephen Harper government spent $4.9 million on public opinion polls last year, an ... The party denies it takes advantage of being in power to probe public opinion using public dollars so it doesn't need to spend ... The party did conduct public opinion surveys according to a party source, but it was reported under the heading "research," a ...
https://thestar.com/news/canada/2014/07/25/conservative_government_spends_49_million_on_public_opinion_surveys.html

*  Briefly: Public Opinion on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy | The National Campaign

Briefly: Public Opinion on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy. Briefly: Public Opinion on Contraception and Unplanned ... 2012). Briefly: Public Opinion on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy. Washington, DC: Author. ... The National Campaign has commissioned and released public opinion data since its inception in 1996. ... All Sides with Ann Fisher: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Lose Funding featuring The National Campaign's Director of Public ...
https://thenationalcampaign.org/resource/briefly-public-opinion-contraception-and-unplanned-pregnancy

*  Extra-marital sex | QuickStats | The Association of Religion Data Archives

Find quick public opinion data on extra-marital sex in the United States. QuickStats provides tables, charts and graphs about ... What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner? Results ... Public Life. View More... ... have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center ( ...
thearda.com/quickstats/qs_119_p.asp

*  "High concentrations" of radiation hit US and Canada - Plume was rich in Cesium-137 and "close to the surface" from Vancouver...

One of the industries largest obstacles lies in the court of public opinion and ever since TMI nuclear development in America ... overcoming public opinion is a serious issue with this otherwise non chalant industry with little if any regard for the public ... fear is a great driver of markets and public obedience. However in the instance of nulcear power, the public bears the entire ... So, my overall opinion is that greed, ignorance, and fear (fear about declining carbon-based fuel availability are together the ...
enenews.com/high-concentrations-cesium-137-hit-canada

*  Geraldine Shoop Condolences | Public Opinion

Guest Book for Geraldine Shoop of Dry Run, PA. Share your condolences, send flowers, find funeral home information. Guestbook provided by Public Opinion.
https://legacy.com/guestbooks/publicopiniononline/geraldine-b-shoop-sponsor-guestbook/163166040

*  Public opinion amounts to nothing | india | Hindustan Times

When the UPA does not care for the SC orders or President?s opinion then how would public opinion matter? What... ... Public opinion does not matter in current political situation. ... Public opinion amounts to nothing Public opinion does not ... When the UPA does not care for the SC orders or President?s opinion then how would public opinion matter? What happened to SC's ... When UPA does not care for the Supreme Court orders or President's opinion then how does public opinion matters? What happened ...
hindustantimes.com/india/public-opinion-amounts-to-nothing/story-onhz862BhHOr58gVmqhiyK.html

*  Big Ag Gets Ag-Gag Envy, Helps Bring In 'Seed-Preemption' Laws Across The US | Techdirt

... and are reacting to volatile public opinion. Should a biased article in Rolling Stone about bee apocalypse prompt local panic ...
https://techdirt.com/articles/20170830/09234038111/big-ag-gets-ag-gag-envy-helps-bring-seed-preemption-laws-across-us.shtml?threaded=false

*  Does Public Opinion Affect Trade Policy?

Hence, although both public opinion and regime type are important, neither matters independently of the other. This finding ... I find that higher public support for free trade leads to lower tariffs, but only in democracies. I also find that democracy ... Although scholars have begun to explore the determinants of public attitudes toward trade policy, we still do not know whether ... leads to lower tariffs only where public support for free trade is relatively high. ...
https://ideas.repec.org/a/bpj/buspol/v10y2008i2n2.html

*  E.P. Thompson · 26 July 1987, Court of Appeal: the Public Interest v. the Interested Public, Ex parte the Fourth Estate · LRB 4...

The Magus of the Scrolls said that no two opinions were possible in this case. What were the facts? A disaffected fellow had ... 26 July 1987, Court of Appeal: the Public Interest v. the Interested Public, Ex parte the Fourth Estate. E.P. Thompson. ... Public Injunction Boxes with cameras, like passport-photo kiosks or other public conveniences, might be installed in the ... 15 · 4 September 1986 » E.P. Thompson » 26 July 1987, Court of Appeal: the Public Interest v. the Interested Public, Ex parte ...
https://lrb.co.uk/v08/n15/ep-thompson/26-july-1987-court-of-appeal-the-public-interest-v-the-interested-public-ex-parte-the-fourth-estate

*  Sourcebook Index - HEROIN / Narcotic drug laws

Public opinion. *. Crime, victims. *. Arrests, seizures. *. Courts, prosecution, sentencing. *. Parole, jails, prisons, death ...
albany.edu/sourcebook/ind/HEROIN.Narcotic_drug_laws.1.html

*  Robin Stevens Condolences | Public Opinion

Guest Book for Robin Stevens of Chambersburg, PA. Share your condolences, send flowers, find funeral home information. Guestbook provided by Public Opinion.
https://legacy.com/guestbooks/publicopiniononline/robin-stevens-sponsor-guestbook/162398077

*  public opinion 1 | DeSmogBlog

public opinion. New Survey Shows Majority Of Americans Believe Climate Change Is Real And Caused By Human Activity. Farron ... This week brought a new Gallup poll of US public opinion on global warming-and the only good news is that nothing has gotten ... An intriguing new study released last week in Psychological Science in the Public Interest reveals why people are more apt to ... US Public on Global Warming: Been There, Done That, No Big Issue. Chris Mooney , March 17, 2011 ...
https://desmogblog.com/directory/vocabulary/6124

*  Arab public opinion in 2009 | Foreign Policy

Arab public opinion in 2009 « , Foreign Policy , the Global Magazine of News and Ideas ... Iran has lost ground with Arab public opinion but is not seen as much of a threat. The drop is seen especially in Egypt and ... Arab public opinion in 2009. *By Marc Lynch. Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science and international affairs ... It still needs to be read within a theory of politics, though, of how public opinion matters and when - and there we have a ...
foreignpolicy.com/2009/05/20/arab-public-opinion-in-2009/

*  Global 3D CAD Industry

All Policy & Public Interest Policy & Public Interest Overview * Advocacy Group Opinion * Animal Welfare ... Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 46 companies ...
prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-3d-cad-industry-300352227.html

*  Star Trek (2009) / Headscratchers - TV Tropes

This Troper is of the opinion that the Kelvin's crew probably did complain about crazy tattooed Vulcans, but were set straight ... world he still maintained a cold facade like the other vulcans do and I don't think he'd be comfortable kissing her in public ... your definition of stupidity is merely your own opinion. It's not that they didn't care, it's that they didn't agree with your ... just as a matter of opinion, the spinny thing just looks ridiculous. ...
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Headscratchers/StarTrek2009

*  Oppenheimer Trust Company announces appointment of Hunt Worth as President

All Policy & Public Interest Policy & Public Interest Overview * Advocacy Group Opinion * Animal Welfare ...
prnewswire.com/news-releases/oppenheimer-trust-company-announces-appointment-of-hunt-worth-as-president-100759744.html

*  The Awareness Center, Inc. (International Jewish Coaltion Against Sexual Assault): The Cruelest Crime - Sexual Abuse Of...

"In my opinion, no kid should ever be left alone with an offender again. Even if he wouldn't touch her, it's very anxiety ... Florida Senator Paula Hawkins's brave disclosure in a public hearing last April that she was molested at the age of five ...
theawarenesscenter.blogspot.com/1984/12/the-cruelest-crime-sexual-abuse-of.html

Public opinion on nuclear issues: Public opinion on nuclear issues is the aggregate of attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population concerning nuclear power, nuclear weapons and uranium mining.Opinion polling in the Philippine presidential election, 2010: Opinion polling (popularly known as surveys in the Philippines) for the 2010 Philippine presidential election is managed by two major polling firms: Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia, and several minor polling firms. The polling firms conducted surveys both prior and after the deadline for filing of certificates of candidacies on December 1, 2009.Congress Mine: The Congress Mine is a gold mine located at the ghost town of Congress, Arizona on the southeastern slope of the Date Creek Mountains, approximately 18 miles north-northeast of Wickenburg, Arizona at an elevation of about 3,000 feet (Lat. 34.Rock 'n' Roll (Status Quo song)Health policy: Health policy can be defined as the "decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society."World Health Organization.List of tobacco-related topics: Nicotiana is the genus of herbs and shrubs which is cultivated to produce tobacco products.Organ procurement organization: In the United States, an organ procurement organization (OPO) is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the evaluation and procurement of deceased-donor organs for organ transplantation. There are 58 such organizations in the United States, each responsible for organ procurement in a specific region, and each a member of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, a federally mandated network created by and overseen by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).List of Parliamentary constituencies in Kent: The ceremonial county of Kent,Closed-ended question: A closed-ended question is a question format that limits respondents with a list of answer choices from which they must choose to answer the question.Dillman D.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

(6/899) Trust in performance indicators?

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)

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

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)

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

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)



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  • Since public opinion levels off and evolves into an ordered state within a short time, small advantages of one opinion in the early stages can turn into a bigger advantage during the evolution of public opinion, Xiong said. (newswise.com)
  • In addition, on the basis of e-mails and other assertions never proved, a small but still significant percentage of the public erroneously believed Obama (a practicing Christian) to be a Muslim. (britannica.com)