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Про опросы и массовое сознание

The article analyzes the phenomenon that has appeared in recent years in the public eye - a very high figures of support of top officials and their policies. Based on the work of Bourdieu and Blumer, the author elaborates approaches to the understanding of public opinion and, by using examples, shows the reaction of the mass consciousness to the intensive information pressure. The conclusion is made that the observed phenomenon is determined by the strong attitudes towards the nature of power and its regulatory functions. Power as no alternative figure of a tough leader who will be able to provide a "rule of law" is a massive expectation, the origin of which is more complicated than a simple reaction to the uncontested propaganda. Mass surveys just fix these values.