In August 2000, Denmark held it’s first national Deliberative Poll. A random sample of 384 Danes discussed whether the nation should participate in the single currency of the Euro. The Danish incarnation of the Deliberative Poll was unique at the time in that participants were polled four times throughout the process. The poll showed increases in knowledge and opinion change. The process and the results produced extensive media coverage before the vote.
One month after the Deliberative Poll, Denmark held a national referendum on the same issue. Fifty-three percent of the population voted against a single currency.
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