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Retention is important for statistical power and external validity in long-term cohort studies. The aims of our study were to evaluate different retention strategies within a cohort study of adults of Turkish descent in Berlin, Germany, and to compare participants and non-participants. In 2011–2012, a population-based study was conducted among adul...
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Policymakers and researchers worldwide are interested in measuring the subjective well-being (SWB) of populations. In recent years, new approaches to measuring SWB have begun to appear, using digital traces as the main source of information, and show potential to overcome the shortcomings of traditional survey-based methods. In this paper, we propo...
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In the current environment where the network and the real society are intertwined, the network public view of public emergencies has involved in reality and altered the ecology of communal public views in China. A new online court of influence has been created, and it affected the trend of events. As the main type of public emergencies, public heal...
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The emergent literature on citizen forecasting suggests that the public, in the aggregate, can often accurately predict the outcomes of elections. However, it is not clear how citizens form judgments about election results or what factors influence individual predictions. Drawing on an original survey experiment conducted during the campaign for th...
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In this article, we analyze anti- and pro-immigrant attitudes expressed following the Essex Lorry Deaths tragedy in October 2019 in Britain, in which 39 Vietnamese immigrants died in a sealed lorry truck on their way to their destination. We apply Structural Topic Modeling, an automated text analysis method, to a Twitter dataset (N = 4,376), to und...
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In this thesis, I describe the polarisation of media discourse on motherhood following the Law and Justice Party introduction of pro-family policy. I present this issue, based mainly on an analysis of the newly emerged word „madka" (similar to the pre-existing in the US term welfare queen) and the contexts (including class) associated with it. I sh...
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This paper sorts out and discusses the different methods used in the analysis of China-related public opinion, builds a theoretical system of public opinion analysis methods on this basis, conducts case analysis and research on hot public opinion combined with corpus, and selects the semantic analysis method from the technical level supporting the...
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With the advancement of technology and the arrival of the era of integrated media, big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and virtual reality are gradually changing the ecology of public opinion. This will bring new challenges to the technical discovery, data analysis, and response of network disease dissemination to public opinion. In...
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This research explores the determinants of vaccine hesitancy during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary. This article utilizes data from in-person public opinion research conducted in Hungary (March 2021, N=1000). Government supporters, older people (60+) and COVID-19 survivors were more likely to accept vaccination, but these variab...
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This paper exploits an emerging machine learning approach to scaling, contrastive principal component analysis (cPCA), to explore latent political subgroups among survey respondents from the 2018 Public Policy Institute of California's Statewide California Survey. While standard scaling methods, like PCA and factor analysis, often recover ideology...
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It is a platitude of communication and public opinion research that responses to survey questions to a great extent depend on the words used in those questions. This idea, however, was not always well supported in empirical studies. We argue that the inconsistent findings from prior research might stem from the fact that different groups of individ...
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We examine the assumption of individuals as ‘homo narrans’ and the effect of their demographics and beliefs in shaping policy narratives, using climate change as a case. To do so we use a version of the Narrative Policy Framework codebook to analyze open-ended survey responses in a highly liberal and knowledgeable convenience sample. We use two dif...
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Предмет истраживања је родна неравноправност у (европском) друштву, првом половијом 21. вијека. Истраживачка питања од којих се полази су: Колико је проблем родне неравноправности заступљен у (европском) друштву и које су му карактеристике и узроци, током прве половине 21. вијека, тачније у посматраном временском периоду од 2020. до 2025. односно 2...
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Protected area establishment can be a source of land-use conflicts. National parks are particularly prone to such conflicts as they tend to cover large, sometimes remote, areas, involve many stakeholders, and often constitute an important venue for both tourism and outdoor recreation. Identifying potential conflict issues at an early stage is cruci...
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This paper introduces a unique and comprehensive sociological analysis of same-sex partnerships in the Czech Republic, especially in the legally recognised (though limited) form of civil unions (registered partnerships - RP). The analysis combines multiple data sources and methodological approaches, drawing on administrative data from the Ministry...
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This article seeks to address current debates comparing polls and opinion mining as empirically based figuration models of public opinion in the light of in-depth intellectual debates on the role and nature of public opinion that began after the French Revolution and the controversy over public opinion spurred by the invention of polls. Issues of h...
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To gather public opinion data on sensitive topics in real-time, researchers are exploring the use of Internet search data such as Google Trends (GT). First, this chapter describes the characteristics and nature of GT data, and then provides a case study that examines the salience of perceived threats related to immigration in Germany based on the s...
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2020 was a year marked by COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Since the official beginning of the pandemic (March 2020), the authorities in Spain have been imposing significant restrictions (mainly on mobility) to stop the spread of the disease. In October 2020, the research group GIPEyOP (Elections and Public Opinion Re...
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This article introduces a dataset that captures relevant information about the living conditions, feelings, and habits of residents in Spain during 99 days of home confinement. This and other measures, imposed by the Government of Spain to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the population, have brought with them important economic, labour, and...
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The key direction of modern public opinion research is to find ways to reflect a complex social reality in the public consciousness more accurately and develop tools for developing social skills of competent handling of information, especially new or constantly updated. In Ukraine, it is essential to provide public support for educational reforms,...
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This article identifies the current leading streams in the research of drones across multiple disciplines in order to identify topics and factors that have not been sufficiently considered in the context of public opinion research to date. A sample of drone-related literature is analyzed using qualitative thematic analysis. Qualitative thematic ana...
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GENDER INEQUALITY IN SOCIETY Summary In Republic of Srpska, according to public opinion research from 2012, gender inequalities are strongly expressed in the domain: public, labor market, division of labor and responsibilities in the sphere of private family life, but also in the subjective perception of gender roles or internalized cultural mod...
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Importance Medicaid work requirements seek to promote health and personal responsibility but can also jeopardize health care access. Physicians have a central function in assisting patients with exemption requests, but it is unclear how their role affects patient welfare, professionalism, and the ethical and legal justification of programs. Object...
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Rapid technological advancement has prompted growing debate about the promise and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societies. Some believe it will improve efficiency, productivity and quality of life, while others emphasise the risk of job loss, inequality and social exclusion. Despite the salience of these changes for human...
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Americans are increasingly polarized by a variety of metrics. The dimensions, extent, causes, and consequences of that polarization have been the subject of much debate. Yet despite the centrality of religion to early discussions, the analytical focus on America’s divides has largely shifted toward partisan identity, political ideology, race, and c...
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The large-scale social consequences of the global COVID epidemic demanded a multilateral analysis of its impact on the global processes of social development of the country. Particularly noticeable changes are observed in the sphere of work and labor relations. More than a years self-isolation and quarantine conditions necessitated the introduction...
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The National Democratic Institute (NDI) conducted national public opinion research to understand the main concerns of Solomon Islanders, including their awareness of public policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic and attitudes toward vaccines. The resulting study, which draws on a national survey and focus group discussions conducted throughout t...
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Resumen: El desempeño de las encuestas electorales en la Argentina alcanzó en 2019 su punto más bajo desde la recuperación de la democracia en 1983. Los errores fueron mucho mayores que los observados en los últimos años en democracias maduras, donde se habla de una crisis de este tipo de sondeos. Lluego de subestimar ampliamente la ventaja que obt...
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How the structure of the public sphere is explicated is fundamentally connected to the conceptualisation of the term, "public". The thrust of this article was to revisit the conception of public, making a distinction between the homogeneous and heterogeneous notions of the concept. Formation and classifications of public, the concept of public opin...
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Despite a myriad of potential pathways linking neighborhood change and gentrification to health, existing quantitative measures failed to capture individual-level, self-reported perceptions of these processes. We developed the Perceptions About Change in Environment and Residents (PACER) survey to measure the gentrification-related neighborhood cha...
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How the structure of the public sphere is explicated is fundamentally connected to the conceptualisation of the term, "public". The thrust of this article was to revisit the conception of public, making a distinction between the homogeneous and heterogeneous notions of the concept. Formation and classifications of public, the concept of public opin...
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In December 2020, the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine was authorized in the European Union. This study aimed to assess the changes in attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine and the willingness to get vaccinated among adults in Poland between January and April 2021. Secondary data analysis was carried out using data obtained from n...
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The rapid urbanization process has brought many pollution NIMBY facilities, and the associated pollution NIMBY conflicts have become one of the important factors restricting social stability. With the advent of the media era, new media has become the main channel for the public to recognize risks and master information, which greatly aggravates the...
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The study aims to analyze modern scientific approaches to multicultural education of autochthons, migrants, and foreign students to assess the real state and prospects of such education development in Russia. The 2019 RPORC (Russian Public Opinion Research Center) survey “Higher education: in Russia or abroad?” was used in the study. A total of 1,6...
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This investigation aims (1) to describe how people associate sport with human values and (2) to analyse the relationship between media involvement with the Olympic Games and those values. Drawing upon the theory of human values [Rokeach, M. (1968). The role of values in public opinion research. Public Opinion Quarterly, 32(4), 547–559. https://doi....
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Although Brexit campaigns mobilized discourses of hegemonic masculinity that marginalize women, women seemed to be at the forefront of pro‐EU campaigns post‐referendum. I explore to what extent pro‐EU activists make claims to EU citizenship that contest the masculinities of Brexit. Combining Isin's approach to citizenship as ‘performed subject posi...
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Decreasing response rates to traditional survey methods, like face-to-face and telephone interviews, have led survey practitioners around the world to seek new ways of conducting surveys in recent years.” The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this problem because it made conducting face-to-face interviews even more difficult than before. For example, i...
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Introduction . The actuality of the topic is determined by the emergence of a new institution for Russia – the all-Russian voting, regarding which there is no single interpretation of the scientific community. The reform of the Constitution – amendments in 2020 – solved the urgent questions concerning the value-ideological sphere and also the socio...
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This book examines the ‘European refugee crisis’, offering an in-depth comparative analysis of how public attitudes towards refugees and humanitarian dispositions are shaped by political news coverage. An international team of authors address the role of the media in contesting solidarity towards refugees from a variety of disciplinary perspectives...
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Abstract: Background: In light of a falsified medications pandemic, understanding the patient perspective on falsified medicines is warranted. Our study aimed to investigate the perspectives regarding falsified medicines among patients with cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Computerassisted telephone interviews were conducted based on a questionnai...
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Comparative surveys are surveys that study more than one population with the purpose of comparing various characteristics of the populations. The purpose of these types of surveys is to facilitate research of social phenomena across populations, and, frequently, over time. Researchers often refer to comparative surveys that take place in multinatio...
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Elites are central in creating, operating, defending and contesting international organisations (IOs), but little research is available about their attitudes toward these bodies. To address this gap, this article offers the first systematic and comparative analysis of elite perceptions of IO legitimacy. Building on a unique multi-country and multi-...
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Zusammenfassung Ausgangspunkt des Beitrags ist die Feststellung, dass im Zuge aktueller Debatten über Big Data, wie sie etwa der Skandal rund um Cambridge Analytica und Facebook provozierte, eine Reihe von weiterhin unbeantworteten Fragen wieder auftauchen, die bereits in der älteren Kontroverse rund um das Verhältnis von Demoskopie und Demokratie...
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Background: Achieving a high response rate for physicians has been challenging, and with response rates declining in recent years, innovative methods are needed to increase rates. An emerging concept in survey methodology has been web-push survey delivery. With this delivery method, contact is made by mail to request a response by web. This study...
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Purpose: COVID-19, a major ‘Public Health Emergencies of International Concern,’ had sought greater attention among researchers to study its pathogenesis, associated complications and management. However, there are only few studies that had studied its potential impact on mental health of general public, who are subjected to social distancing, comm...
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The political life of society and social relations within it are influenced by many factors, including public opinion, which plays an important and sometimes decisive role. There are many ways and forms of public influence on government structures: from the usual verbal approval or condemnation of their activities, to direct, targeted pressure on t...
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Research background: The global economy has gone through two major crises since the beginning of the millennium. The first broke out in 2008. The cause was the crisis in the financial markets in the United States. This crisis eventually spread around the world, causing many economies to decline. It remained not only in the financial markets, but al...
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The article deals with theoretical and applied problems that exist today in the field of interaction between government bodies and public opinion. At the end of the last century, the existence of the sociology of public opinion was questioned by many Russian sociologists, who considered public opinion to be a kind of state of public consciousness t...
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The authors of the article are raising current issues related to climate change and global warming. Not all the countries are responding to these processes the same way and undertake joint complex efforts to mitigate climate change impacts. The authors have analyzed the existing legislations and actions for adaptation to climate change in the EU an...
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To address threats to the natural environment, the government in Pakistan has banned the use of plastic bags for shopping. The concept of governmentality presented by Michel Foucault explores the techniques of governance and defines law not just as the manifestation of sovereign power but also as a technique of governance involving a range of organ...
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How can states with a history of recent armed conflict trust one another? Distrust between Ukraine and Russia aggravates security fears and limits hopes for a meaningful resolution of the bloodiest armed conflict in Europe since 1994. Hostility levels have risen dramatically between the populations of Ukraine and Russia after the events of 2013–201...
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The aim of the study: To present comprehensive national estimates of prevalence of cigarette smoking by sociodemographic characteristics in Poland in 2019 and to analyse the changes in smoking prevalence in the Polish population after 2014. Material and methods: A cross-sectional survey on a representative sample of adult Polish population was cond...
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One critical lesson learned from public opinion research about climate change is that the cost of politicization is disastrous. Although the literature has shown the dire consequences of politicized science issues, few have examined how such politicization is possibly triggered by political leaders in a seemingly nonpartisan science topic. Using tw...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread worries that the health crisis is resulting in generalized hostility towards minorities and reduced support for a diverse society. Relying on a large survey of diversity attitudes in Germany fielded before and during the pandemic, we employ a quasi-experimental design to evaluate whether such a trend has...
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Does public opinion affect political speech? Of particular interest is whether public opinion affects (i) what topics politicians address and (ii) what positions they endorse. We present evidence from Germany where the government was recently forced to declassify its public opinion research, allowing us to link the content of the research to subseq...
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Sports activity has many benefits in cancer survivors. A key one is having sport activity contribute to the well-being of the individual. However, there are no guidelines about the intensity and kind of postoperative mobility workouts after hip or knee megaprosthetic treatment. Opinion research about sports after modular bone and joint replacement...
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The attitude of citizens towards representative democracy and its institutions, as well as towards the political elite in public opinion polls, serve as a basis for determining populist attitudes and populist potentials. The structure of this paper consists of determining the concepts, definitions and theoretical framework, considering the place an...
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Global raptor conservation depends on non-governmental conservation organizations (NGCOs) and, fundamentally, members of those organizations. But while NGCOs declare a central mission, their membership may be more varied. This can pose a challenge to a NGCO in terms of developing programs and advocacy that reflects its membership’s preference and l...
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Engaging the public in protecting water resources is a critical yet challenging task. A wealth of social science studies has identified psychological predictors for individual pro-environmental behaviors. These predictors can guide communication in public engagement and inform the allocation of engagement efforts. However, a thorny challenge is to...
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This study developed a data collection method, combining (i) random‐digit dialling and interactive voice response to sample and screen respondents and (ii) computer‐assisted telephone interviewing, to survey 2265 respondents during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. The response, cooperation, refusal and contact rates computed according to the American Assoc...
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Supportive public opinion has been a key factor in the formation and development of the US-Israel “special relationship.” This monograph presents and analyzes long-term trends in American attitudes toward Israel since 2000. The analysis is based on the collection, integration, and analysis of data from numerous national public opinion surveys condu...
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A proposta desse trabalho é entender o perfil das pessoas que apoiam o golpe militar no país ao longo dos últimos 12 anos. A concordância com golpes militares em caso de corrupção ou crime e fechamento do congresso compõe as variáveis dependentes analisadas, e essas são relacionadas com um conjunto de variáveis independentes, entre elas a avaliação...
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Every country is interested in entrepreneurship development as entrepreneurs form the basis for economic development, so academic researchers are looking for supportive and restrictive factors in business development. In Latvia, the majority of companies are micro and small enterprises. The aim of the paper is to investigate the restrictive factors...
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Many important policy challenges like climate change, pandemics or digitalization require transformative policy responses that take the form of complex policy packages. Nevertheless, most public opinion research has studied public support for single policy instruments, while it remains unclear to what extent citizens evaluate isolated and combined...
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This article discusses the level of effectiveness of methods used in the study of public opinion, the scientific and theoretical possibilities, the dynamics of the functional relationship between the results obtained in practice, the development of a system of gradual organization, management and control of public opinion. There is a social and phi...
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Differences between women and men in perceptions of security threats are firmly established in public opinion research, with the ‘male warrior’ and the ‘worried woman’ two well-documented stereotypes. Yet, we argue in this article, the differences are not as well understood as such labels, or the search for explanations, imply. One reason for this...
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Obtaining quantitative survey responses that are both accurate and informative is crucial to a wide range of fields (e.g. perceptual and categorical judgement, expert risk assessment, attitudinal measurement, consumer and public opinion research). Traditional and ubiquitous response formats such as Likert and Visual Analogue Scales require condensa...
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Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo principal analizar las características de la publicación de encuestas preelectorales en dos medios gráficos argentinos de referencia (Clarín y La Nación) en el período de campaña electoral a Presidente de la Nación 2019, comprendido entre el 6 de junio y el 28 de octubre de ese año. En estas elecciones se enfrentaron...
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In this paper, CiteSpace software is used to make statistics and Analysis on the literature related to public opinion research in Colleges and universities in China in recent years collected by CNKI, and visually display and analyze the literature data through the way of knowledge map, and also reveal the research status, research hotspots and tren...
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Empirical public opinion research on distributive justice often does not acknowledge that individuals’ social justice preferences may strongly depend on the particular type of distribution at stake and therefore does not take into account the multiplicity of justice principles that people may simultaneously apply in their distributive judgements. A...