Deliberative Polling®: Korea
Issue of Korean Unification
On Saturday August 11, 2011, a stratified random sample of 193 residents of Seoul and its surrounding metropolitan area gathered together in a large assembly hall of a regional training facility in the outskirts of Seoul. They were gathered to discuss various aspects of the Korean unification issue – the conditions, timing, and consequences of reunifying the two Koreas – and were prepared to tackle the issue for the rest of the weekend.
The weekend was part of the first Deliberative Polling® experiment conducted in Korea and the entire process was broadcasted as a one-hour program on KBS, the public broadcasting network in South Korea.
KBS Coverage of the Event
Clips from the KBS special on the deliberation in Korean with English subtitles. Originally broadcast Dec 4, 2011.