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One in four of those questioned said they did not know nor had any view on the matter.

What does view mean in the above sentence? Does it match the first sense or the second one in Oxford Learner's Dictionary?

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It matches the first meaning in Oxford, if the writer is trying to imply that they had no particular thoughts or opinions about the subject.

The word View in this question refers to Opinion. The clue is to verify by substituting with the meaning and see if it makes sense

One in four of those questioned said [that] they did not know nor have any opinion on the matter.

This is common usage.

However, if the intended meaning was Understanding, replacing it in the sentence would not make sense, as you will find below:

One in four of those questioned said [that] they did not know nor have any understanding on the matter.

It ought to be understanding of the matter, rather than on.

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