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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Tuition increases at MU rarely translate into salary increases

Columbia Missourian 20 May 2022
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 ......

Twitter seeks to dismiss Niskayuna woman’s “fishing expedition” in defamation case

The Daily Gazette 20 May 2022
The statements that mention McGraw are not actionable because they are opinion accompanied by the facts on which they are based, and therefore protected by the First Amendment. A public figure such as McGraw’s mother would need to show reckless disregard for the truth to establish a cause of action....

I’m a gay conservative — I’m angry the left is using the leaked SCOTUS draft ...

New York Post 20 May 2022
Justice Samuel Alito, who penned the leaked draft opinion, concurs ... While it’s reassuring to know that the justices are all but declaring marriage equality untouchable by this decision in the court of law, it might be even more encouraging that marriage equality is secure in the court of public opinion....

Kazakhstan: Boost Rights Protection in Constitution Reform

Human Rights Watch 20 May 2022
With the national referendum scheduled for June 5, Human Rights Watch is not aware of any arrangements for broad public consultation on the proposed amendments to allow consideration of opinions from numerous stakeholders in both rural and urban areas....

Delaware County seeks feedback in health survey

The Daily Star 20 May 2022
Delaware County is seeking opinions from residents about health care issues. The county Public Health Department announced it is conducting an online survey to gauge what county inhabitants feel are key health issues in the region ... The results help steer which categories the public ......

Presidential Job Approval Center

Gallup 20 May 2022
Presidential job approval is a simple, yet powerful, measure of the public's view of the U.S ... Explore public opinion metrics that matter for the 2020 presidential election....

Oklahoma bans most abortions after conception

BBC News 20 May 2022
Opinion polls find most Americans are in favour of abortion access, though surveys also show public support for allowing the procedure drops sharply after the first trimester of pregnancy ... Wade decision that legalised abortion in 1973, according to a recently leaked draft opinion....

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: What we know with one week of evidence to go

The Irish Times 20 May 2022
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard? Are they making another film together. Because everyone loved the Rum Diary. It was almost as good as Pirates of the Caribbean ... Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million, claiming she defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece about domestic abuse ... How is this all playing out in the court of public opinion? ....

Abortion restrictions are also voter suppression

Alternet 20 May 2022
Earlier this month, a draft leaked of the likely majority opinion for Dobbs v ... In a last ditch effort to express public opinion, thousands took to the streets to march for abortion rights in protests across the country ... Caucuses require everyone to vote in public and vote by mail can be monitored ... They’re not widely publicized ... ....

National Maternity Hospital decision is a welcome sign of the Government's backbone

The Irish Times 20 May 2022
... of Opposition politicians and vested interests, often mistakenly portrayed as representing public opinion....

Will COVID-19's impact on eating disorders change in a post-lockdown world? A Plano-based pediatric psychologist ...

Plano Star Courier 20 May 2022
No studies on the impact lifting lockdown restrictions has on pediatric eating disorders are publicly available yet, but ... In saying this, McGarrahan said public opinion tends to think of white girls as the most vulnerable and prevalent demographic among this patient base....

Students revel as Hamas bloc wins West Bank university poll

Dawn 20 May 2022
RAMALLAH ... The bloc aligned with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’ secular Fatah movement won just 18 seats ... Birzeit’s vice president, Ghassan al-Khatib, said some saw the campus vote as “a test for measuring public opinion”, with no general elections on the horizon. Published in Dawn, May 20th, 2022. ....

Virginia board is set to return names of the Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson, Turner Ashby ...

The Daily Mail 20 May 2022
Some new board members felt the decision to change names was rushed and did not take into account the opinions of the community ... 'In my opinion if you're doing it countywide, you might as well throw ... Shenandoah County Public Schools have declined to offer an opinion on the issue....

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