- Public opinion is defined as the prevailing and widespread belief of the majority of people in a society about a given subject or issue.
An example of public opinion is when most of America is outraged by a political scandal.
public opinion definition by Webster's New World
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the opinion of the people generally, esp. as a force in determining social and political action
public opinion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Public consensus, as with respect to an issue or situation.
- pubˈlic-o·pinˈion adjective