Deliberative Polling®: Northern Ireland
Education Policy In Omagh
For the first time ever, a scientific random sample of parents in Northern Ireland deliberated about a serious public policy issue-their children's educational future. The occasion was a Deliberative Poll, held in Omagh on 27 January 2007. The random sample brought together Protestants and Catholics of all shades of opinion, who then deliberated in small-group discussions and plenary sessions with panels of experts representing different policy perspectives. This was the first Deliberative Poll in a deeply divided society.
Overview of Omagh Deliberative Poll (8m 21s), "Hearts and Minds" broadcast excerpt, BBC Northern Ireland, 2/2007
Program examines the deliberation process and discusses the results of the poll.
- Deliberating across Deep Divides, James S. Fishkin, Robert C. Luskin, Ian O'Flynn and David Russell
- Northern Ireland's First "Deliberative Poll" Shows Views of Informed Parents: Results on Shared Education and Community Perceptions
- Omagh Results: Percentages
- Omagh Results: Means
- Omagh Results: Evaluation Questions
- A difficult subject, Financial Times, 4/2007
- Two thirds 'support all-ability schooling', Irish News, 2/2007
- Omagh Chosen for Unique Survey into Education System, Tyrone Tribune, 1/2007