from The Great Debate:

Party opinion usurps public opinion

By Bill Schneider
May 21, 2013

We are witnessing the slow death of public opinion in this country.  It's being displaced by party opinion.

from FaithWorld:

Guestview: Why “militant Islam” is a dangerous myth

By Guest Contributor
February 9, 2011

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(A Palestinian gunman marches with a Koran and his rifle during a protest in Deir al-Balah September 25, 2002/Magnus Johansson )

from FaithWorld:

Top Belgian Catholic vows silence after uproar

October 29, 2010

leonardBelgium's Roman Catholic leader has sworn off public remarks until Christmas after outraging public opinion twice this month with jarring comments about AIDS and a call for mercy for retired paedophile priests.

from FaithWorld:

Obama says not worried by “rumors” that he is a Muslim

August 30, 2010

obamaA public opinion poll showing Americans are increasingly convinced, wrongly, that he is Muslim does not trouble him, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.

from Tales from the Trail:

Poll finds Obama losing favor among independents

July 7, 2010

President Barack Obama's approval rating is showing the steepest decline among independents, slipping below 40 percent for the first time in a year, according to a new Gallup poll. OBAMA/

from Tales from the Trail:

Public forecast for Afghan strategy – stalemate

December 7, 2009

Americans have doubts over whether President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan strategy will ultimately result in victory, but a majority say the war is morally justified.

from Raw Japan:

Japan’s bulging debt

November 14, 2009

How much is too much?

When it comes to Japan's bulging public debt, no one quite knows, but at about $75,640 for each of the country's 127 million people, the burden is starting to worry both voters and investors. You can even see it climb in front of your eyes on an unofficial Website.

from FaithWorld:

U.S. religious/secular abortion divide is stark

October 1, 2009

Among the areas covered in the just released Pew survey of American public opinion about abortion, one that grabbed my attention asked about factors that influence people's opinion about the issue.

from FaithWorld:

Support for abortion rights declines in America

October 1, 2009

Public support for abortion rights is ebbing in America while the issue's importance has fallen on the public agenda, especially for liberal Democrats, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.