Definition of vox pop in English:

vox pop


mass nounBritish
  • Popular opinion as represented by informal comments from members of the public, especially when broadcast or published.

    ‘paragraphs of vox pop’
    • ‘On the day he was appointed, Sky Sports carried out a vox pop of supporters at the stadium and could barely find one with a kind word to say about a manager who had been relegated five months previously.’
    • ‘The vox pop interviews on the street had an almost chummy tone to them.’
    • ‘General Elections are the finest hour of our old friend the vox pop.’
    • ‘The vox pop interviews are so natural and emotionally naked that it is hard to believe that these amateur actors from Kent are actually performing.’
    • ‘They were pitching a radio van at the top of Grafton Street that day and conducting vox pop interviews with various Scottish visitors about their attitude to the euro.’
    • ‘That documentary is only an hour long and it packs more hard information and fact-based stories than Moore's vox pop comedy stylings.’
    • ‘The five people whose comments you print in the vox pop miss the point.’
    • ‘The Evening Standard did a vox pop at one of the Beacon Primary schools in my ward.’
    • ‘In our vox pop of Swindon residents, Elaine Breski, 31, of Park North, even correctly answered the one question that stumped the whole country.’
    • ‘It included one of those page-filling vox pop surveys where a reporter and a photographer interview passers-by in the street about an issue of local importance.’
    • ‘At the racecourse on Friday Angus Loughran had conducted a vox pop of the press corps for the BBC.’
    • ‘The centre piece of the campaign, to be launched today is a vox pop of people in the north west being interviewed about their views of the plans to set up a mini parliament.’
    • ‘The crew also went outside and did some vox pop with a number of people who volunteered.’
    • ‘With parents and children you are likely to end up getting a vox pop about whether a teacher is liked or not.’
    • ‘According to a recent vox pop on Morning Ireland the Northern Ireland Assembly is not popular just now.’
    • ‘It's a nice bit of vox pop shown on a nifty display system and it shouldn't be here at all, but on the shortlist for a prize for movie journalism.’
    • ‘The Guardian was also the only paper to print a less than excited vox pop.’
    • ‘This is written vox pop, a Canterbury Tales for our time.’
    • ‘She also did a vox pop in the town centre where people told her the issues they felt were important for the election, which included pensions, taxes and immigration.’
    • ‘During two hours of vox pop he was unable to find a single New Yorker in support of it.’


1960s: abbreviation of vox populi.


vox pop

/vɒks ˈpɒp/