an objective opinion

When someone decides "objectively", they're just thinking about the facts, not their own feelings. When you ask for an "objective opinion", you want to hear the opinion of someone who doesn't already have strong feelings about a subject, and who won't gain or lose anything because of the decision.

Objectivity is an important idea in American and Western culture. People usually value objective decisions and opinions more highly than biased or emotional ones.

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