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.

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.

Expert Q&A

Text Discussion

Briefing Documents