Deliberative Polling® on the Referendum to make Australia a Republic

Parliment House Canberra photo: (cc) Sam Ilić - flickr - 3253171814All around the globe, democracies have been deciding more and more policy and constitutional issues by referendum. Referenda present voters with more complex, less easily navigable decisions than elections for office. The relative merits of referendum versus representative democracy depends partly on the degree to which referendum voters can be expected to vote sensibly—in keeping with their own values and interests.