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Public Opinion Polls

  • By: Barbara Sims
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Public opinion polls have become commonplace in the United States. Polls, sometimes referred to as surveys, are the systematic collection of opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of citizens, usually captured by way of a sample of some larger population. Writing in the ...

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