In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective.

What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: "United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War" versus "United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War". An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.

Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion. (see below)

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Reader Opinion: Public safety

Brainerd Dispatch 29 Mar 2023
Here is an excerpt from Representative Heintzeman weekly update. “Democrats have yet to pass any bills that improve or even address public safety. Instead, they continue to go easy on criminals while doing nothing for victims.” Here is a list of public safety bills offered by the DFL during this session which disprove his statement ... Opinion. Opinion ... ....

A recent study finds Texans overwhelmingly support fair sales policy for ready-to-drink spirits

Victoria Advocate 29 Mar 2023
"In today's polarized politics, it is rare to find issues that have support across partisanship," Micah Roberts, Partner at Public Opinion Strategies said ... About Public Opinion Strategies. Public Opinion Strategies is one of the nation's leading ... SOURCE Public Opinion Strategies....

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gregg Bush wants to make our city even better

Columbia Missourian 29 Mar 2023
In my opinion, you have to have two characteristics to be successful in healthcare ... Sarah Ford is the mother of two young boys in Columbia Public Schools and a medical social worker for 10 years in Columbia. About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....

GUEST COMMENTARY: Suit alleges Ashcroft is hampering ballot initiatives. He's done it before.

Columbia Missourian 29 Mar 2023
The determination of Missouri’s ruling Republicans to muzzle public opinion has officially become a parody of itself ... the public from voting on proposals he dislikes ... About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....

How UK broadcasting's key principle of impartiality has been eroded over the years

The Conversation 29 Mar 2023
Yet there is growing evidence UK broadcasters are effectively free to pursue a style of opinionated and partisan journalism familiar to viewers of US broadcast news and current affairs ... Public support for impartiality remains high , and research also shows people expect broadcasters to be fair and balanced rather than opinionated and partisan....

American Public Opinion on Russian Special Military Op in Ukraine Has Shifted - Polyanskiy

Urdu Point 29 Mar 2023
... he has witnessed a positive shift in US public opinion towards Moscow's special military operation in Ukraine. "I personally feel this shift in public opinion," Polyanskiy said....

Samba Digital informe la communauté financière de la mise à disposition d’une note d’analyste du ...

Boursorama 29 Mar 2023
L’information contenue dans cette publication ainsi que toutes les opinions qui y sont reprises, sont fondées sur des sources présumées fiables ... Toutes les opinions, projections et/ou estimations contenues dans cette publication reflètent ......

Bedtime Prayer

Columbia Missourian 29 Mar 2023
The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....

Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds Majority of Young Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

The Harvard Crimson 29 Mar 2023
The full results of the poll, conducted by the IOP’s Public Opinion Project and written by Harvard undergraduates, will be released in April ... Jasny ’25, student chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project, said he believes the major shift between 2013 and 2018 was caused by the ......

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep the momentum going to fight HIV/AIDS

Columbia Missourian 29 Mar 2023
In the article “Don Waterman. No more right-left histrionics ... It has since helped save 25 million lives ... Sens ... About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas ... If you would like to contribute to the Opinion page with a response or an original topic of your own, visit our submission form. ....

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calls general election

Irish Independent 29 Mar 2023
The February collision between a passenger train and a freight train in northern Greece left 57 people dead and stirred public anger.The conservative New Democracy party’s lead in opinion polls over main left-wing rival Syriza was cut to four points, according to ......

Editorial: An outrageous death penalty proposal, even for Florida

Yahoo Daily News 29 Mar 2023
“It seems Florida’s government is set on seeking out and executing defendants who were sentenced to death by non-unanimous juries under the state’s prior unconstitutional statute in an apparently political effort to convince the court of public opinion that 8-4 is constitutionally sufficient to support a sentence of death,” they wrote....

Medical students’ abortion training is stifled in a post-Dobbs nation: Hannah Ahrendt and Eija Kent

Cleveland 29 Mar 2023
Supreme Court opinion on Dobbs had been leaked ... Eija Kent, who holds a master's degree in public health, is a medical student in Cleveland ... Hannah Ahrendt and Eija Kent, who holds a master’s degree in public health, are both medical students in Cleveland and student leaders of Medical Students for Choice....

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This photo made from video provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, shows a Yars missile launcher of the Russian armed forces being driven in an undisclosed location in Russia.
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