By having citizens partake in public opinion polls politicians can accurately represent their citizens and gain new insight to where this country needs to go to move forward. I believe that we do come closer to becoming a democratic nation when we give voice to the people and actually hear these voices. Do you believe that these polls are beneficial to society? Can they be dangerous and how so?
Monday, January 30, 2012
Public Opinion does Matter
This week our group was asked to go dive into chapters 12-24 and 21 was one of the chapters that happened to resonate with me the most. It seems that as we continue to expand and grow as a country media enables us to get more connected. One of the ways that people are able to feel as though they belong to a democratic country is through the use of surveys and public opinion polls. When I worked for Fox News there would be polls available to viewers so that they could say what they were thinking. I believe that these polls do give us a social voice that we have never had before and are a part of understanding what the people want which is truly part of being a democracy.