By the People is partnering with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on the Dialogues in Democracy project.
Online Deliberative Polling®: By the People
Dialogues in Democracy: "Citizenship in 21st Century America"
By the People—through its local public television and community organization partners-- hosted Citizen Deliberations in 11 communities around the country focused on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, as they relate to issues of local importance. The local deliberations were accompanied by a national Online Deliberative Poll exploring 21st century citizenship in America.
- Video Excerpts of Online Meetings
Weekly discussions were held online using audio chat software developed for deliberative polling®. Participants joined a circular meeting space for a moderated discussion using their computer microphones.
- Answers from the Experts
During the deliberation process, participants in the online deliberative poll were able to pose a question to two experts in the field of Political Science, Prof. Henry Brady and Prof. Daron Shaw. Answers were reviewed in the final group meetings.
- Participant Text Discussion
Between the weekly audio chat meetings participants were able to read and post text messages to everybody involved in the process.