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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Chauvin conviction: 2 things to know about jury bias and 2 ways to reduce it

Daily Freeman 22 Apr 2021
The publicity around Floyd’s death will likely underlie any Chauvin appeal ... Pretrial publicity and other biases ... The police often have the first chance to shape public opinion because they have staff experienced in making statements to the press – and the press is eager to get those statements ... Public confidence in police....

MSD Board splits on hiring interim superintendent

The Courier Times 22 Apr 2021
Steuben County’s largest public school district is facing a lawsuit brought by Brent Wilson, the District’s superintendent, alleging his contract, which runs through June 30, was improperly terminated ... Prior to the vote, no members of the board sought public input, and there was only brief discussion by the board....

'Second Amendment sanctuary'? One SC county bristles at federal gun laws

Finger Lakes Times 22 Apr 2021
GREENVILLE, S.C ... Constitution. The proposed ordinance was not discussed or voted on and was sent to the council's public safety committee for consideration. But it was the main subject of speeches from county residents during the time set aside for public opinion. A teacher who identified herself as Ms ... Then, she realized her error — she was in Spain ... ....

The death of George Floyd reignited a movement. What happens now?

Ekathimerini 22 Apr 2021
Then, over the next several months, nearly 170 Confederate symbols were renamed or removed from public spaces ... Legislation that would reduce voting access, protect the police and effectively criminalize public protests has sprung up in Republican-controlled state legislatures....

Coolfire Recognized in the 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Workstream Collaboration

The Joplin Globe 22 Apr 2021
ST ... Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact ... ....

Half of NYC adults still haven’t been vaccinated

New York Post 22 Apr 2021
But experts warn that the pause may have also damaged public confidence in vaccination ... “The actual result in public opinion has been documented in surveys as a dramatic drop in confidence by many people in any of the vaccines, so therefore this has had a major negative impact on people wanted to be vaccinated,” said Dr....

Merry Jane, A Media Company In Partnership With Snoop Dog, Acquires Stake In Innovative Cannabis ...

LA Weekly 22 Apr 2021
*Brand Partner Content*. Merry Jane is a leading multi-media and lifestyle company with cannabis at its core ... TopTree is an innovative digital marketing agency dedicated to creating customized marketing campaigns ... Public opinion about marijuana has changed as they have learned more about the benefits of using it for medicinal purposes ... Conclusion ... ....

New signs of progress emerge on police reform

The Hill 22 Apr 2021
The public attention on the Chauvin trial, she suggested, will lend a boost ... Lee acknowledged the difficulty of winning support from Senate Republicans but predicted the national spotlight on Chauvin’s conviction has swung public opinion behind the more robust reforms. “The public's got to make them do it....

ACLU warns that major government surveillance decisions are happening in secret

Alternet 21 Apr 2021
... opinions, including those of the FISC." ... Although Congress required the government to review significant FISC opinions for declassification and public release when it passed the USA FREEDOM Act in 2015, that review is conducted solely by executive branch officials, not a court....

GOP politician's COVID-19 tirade isn't about Constitutional rights

Columbia Missourian 21 Apr 2021
Thousands of Americans are alive today because we followed the advice of Fauci and other public health experts to protect ourselves from the virus ... About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....

Killer trains ratchet up popular anger in Egypt

The Arab Weekly 21 Apr 2021
But there may be a political imperative for the dismissal of any of them in order to calm the disaffected public opinion over the succession of crises ... It seems that the government needs to create units to survey public opinion and citizens’ behaviour in order to further identify ......

Heard immunity

Columbia Missourian 21 Apr 2021
The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....

Contractors could offer roll carts, efficient trash service Columbia is lacking

Columbia Missourian 21 Apr 2021
No trash collection system is without some drawbacks ... Collection is franchised to independent contractors ... 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. ....

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