Deliberative Polling®: By the People
By the People is a special project organized by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to bring the views of informed, "ordinary" citizens to a national discussion on the important issues of the day. Since its launch in 2002, BTP has supported well over 200 Citizen Deliberations around the country and more than 100 national and local PBS broadcasts, on issues ranging from national security to healthcare. Deliberative Polling® of the citizens of the United States has been a vital part of this initiative.
What's Next California?, California's First Statewide Deliberative Poll®
By the People: What's Next California?
PBS Newshour documentary on the What's Next California Deliberative Poll®
Hard times, Hard choices: Michigan Citizens Deliberate
The results of the deliberative poll, and the reactions of Michigan residents to issues such as poverty, education, unemployment, housing and the economy aired on public TV stations in Michigan on Jan. 18. Questions were formulated with the input of Michigan-based public policy experts. The event was sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation.
- By the People – Hard Times, Hard Choices – Michigan Citizens Deliberate, Report, 1/2010
- Attitude Changes – Before and After Deliberation
- Knowledge Changes – Before and After Deliberation
- Attitudinal Representativeness
- Demographic Representativeness
- Evaluation Questions
- Poll: Support for higher sales tax up in Michigan, Detroit Free Press, 1/2010
- Deliberative deliberation: PBS documentary at Lansing Center aims to capture the most informed opinions about the state of our state, Lansing City Pulse
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. By the People is partnering with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on the Dialogues in Democracy project.
Health Care and Education
- National Deliberative Poll® Reveals Citizens' Informed Views on Health Care, Education Participants move toward local control, parenetal involvement as key factors in improving schools. Responsents cite number of uninsured Americans as health care system's biggest problem.
Foreign Policy and the 2004 Presidential Election
- Online "Deliberative Poll" Gives Picture of Informed Public Opinion in Election In a unique national experiment, a scientific sample of voters nationwide participated in weekly small group discussions to become more informed about the issues in the Presidential election.
- PBS Deliberation Day On October 16, just weeks before the national election, nearly 2000 Americans in communities around the country from Seattle to Pittsburgh and Cleveland to Houston, will join together in a common deliberation about what's at stake for the nation as they approach the polls.
- PBS Deliberation Day Backgrounder This backgrounder was prepared for the participants in Deliberation Day.
- First Online Deliberative Poll Reveals Informed Opinions on World Problems, Press Release
This presentation covers the credentials and policy positions of George W. Bush and John Kerry, the Republican and Democratic candidates for president. Vote 2004 has been developed jointly by the Center for Deliberative Democracy and the Political Communication Laboratory at Stanford University, and by By the People. The policy issues highlighted include the economy, energy, healthcare, homeland security, and Iraq. The primary source material consists of excerpts from candidates' issue platforms and speeches. Multimedia content is taken from coverage of speeches and other campaign events. A selection of the candidates' political advertisements is also provided.