Public Opinion

Government S.S.S 2 First Term


Public Opinion

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

  1. Explain the term Public Opinion

  2. List the agent involved in the formation of the public opinion

  3. Indicate ways of out bearing public opinion

  4. Examine the importance or function of public opinion


1. Definition of Public Opinion

2. How public opinion is formed

3. Measurement of public opinion

4. Importance of public opinion

Public Opinion

This may be defined as the belief, values and attitudes which are commonly held and expressed by the majority of the people on a given public issue.

Characteristic of Public Opinion

 1. Opinion shared

 2. It involves public issues

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