Corpus ID: 2160797

Public Opinion Polling with Twitter

  title={Public Opinion Polling with Twitter},
  author={Emily M. Cody and A. J. Reagan and P. Dodds and C. Danforth},
  • Emily M. Cody, A. J. Reagan, +1 author C. Danforth
  • Published 2016
  • Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Solicited public opinion surveys reach a limited subpopulation of willing participants and are expensive to conduct, leading to poor time resolution and a restricted pool of expert-chosen survey topics. In this study, we demonstrate that unsolicited public opinion polling through sentiment analysis applied to Twitter correlates well with a range of traditional measures, and has predictive power for issues of global importance. We also examine Twitter's potential to canvas topics seldom surveyed… CONTINUE READING

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