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1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

2. Describing anything owned or administered by a government. For example, a municipality owns and maintains a public park.
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The public itself -- the ultimate power in a democracy regardless of exactly how representatives do their job -- appears to favor the latter perspective: substantial majorities say the nation would be better off if leaders closely followed public opinion and public opinion polls.
According to data of the public opinion poll, when answering a question "whom of candidates do you like?
With the election only one day away, Barak continues to exude optimism - despite public opinion polls that continue to show Ariel Sharon far in front.
The public opinion poll was conducted among 1,6 thousand people from 130 settlements of Russia at the end of July.
According to the public opinion poll, 42% of the respondents will participate in the voting, 47% were undecided, 7% will not
LA CRESCENTA - Based on a public opinion poll, the Crescenta Valley Town Council will recommend changing a controversial parking ordinance to allow residents to keep recreational vehicles in their side and back yards, officials said Monday.
Complementing the CAHU Report, the results of a recently conducted statewide public opinion poll were also released, demonstrating voter awareness and opinions on various health care issues.
These are among the lowest ratings I've ever seen for a city council,'' said researcher Alan Heslop, who conducted the public opinion poll.
WASHINGTON -- The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition today released a new national public opinion poll that shows strong support among Americans for nuclear energy and reveals a dearth of knowledge among many that currently shapes opinion.
More than half of Americans nationwide say they are changing their Labor Day travel plans because of the price of gasoline, according to a just-released public opinion poll of 1,200 adults nationwide, conducted by SurveyUSA for its media clients around the country.
Americans Speak on High School Reform, ETS's fifth annual "Americans Speak" public opinion poll conducted by Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster David Winston.
The majority of residents on Cape Cod and the Islands do not approve of the way George Bush is managing his job as president, according to a new public opinion poll.

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