opinion poll

A poll organized in an attempt to quantify public opinion on a subject.

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  • opinion poll — opinion polls N COUNT An opinion poll involves asking people s opinions on a particular subject, especially one concerning politics. Nearly three quarters of people questioned in an opinion poll agreed with the government s decision. Syn: poll …   English dictionary

  • opinion poll — UK US noun [C] MARKETING, POLITICS ► a process in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person: »An opinion poll revealed that only 40% of local people were in favour of the project. in the opinion polls »At that stage the… …   Financial and business terms

  • opinion poll — ► NOUN ▪ an assessment of public opinion by questioning of a representative sample …   English terms dictionary

  • Opinion poll — An opinion poll, sometimes simply referred to as a poll is a survey of public opinion from a particular sample. Opinion polls are usually designed to represent the opinions of a population by conducting a series of questions and then… …   Wikipedia

  • opinion poll — noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people • Syn: ↑poll, ↑public opinion poll, ↑canvass • Derivationally related forms: ↑canvass (for: ↑canvass), ↑pollster …   Useful english dictionary

  • opinion poll — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms opinion poll : singular opinion poll plural opinion polls an attempt to find out what people in general think about a subject by asking some people questions about it …   English dictionary

  • opinion poll — o pinion poll n the process of asking a large group of people the same questions in order to find out what most people think about something ▪ An opinion poll showed that 70% of adults were against legalizing drugs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opinion poll — noun Opinion poll is used before these nouns: ↑rating …   Collocations dictionary

  • opinion poll —    see public opinion poll …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • opinion-poll — opinion polls …   Dictionary of sociology

  • opinion poll — A poll using marketing research techniques that is specifically concerned with political opinion. Public opinion polls are usually commissioned by the media (especially television and newspapers) in order to keep their readers or viewers informed …   Big dictionary of business and management

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