CDD assisted the university administration in conducting a Deliberative Poll of Stanford faculty on proposals affecting the design of the university’s new school on climate and sustainability.
America in One Room: Climate and Energy, a Helena project, is the largest controlled experiment with “in-depth deliberation” ever held in the U.S. It addressed this question: What would the American public really think about our climate and energy challenges if it had the chance to deliberate about them in-depth, with good and balanced information?
If the American people—or in this case, a representative sample of them—could consider the pros and cons of our different energy options, which would they support? Which would they cut back on? What possible paths to Net Zero would seem plausible to them? Which proposals would they resist? Can the public arrive at solutions to our climate and energy dilemmas that transcend our great divisions, especially our deep partisan differences? Can they also find common ground across differences in age, race, and region?
These and other questions will be discussed on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12:30-2:00 p.m. PST
Panelists will include:
Nicole Ardoin, Director, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), Associate Professor of Education and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford UniversityRep. John Curtis, United States House of Representative, (R-UT)
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Noah Diffenbaugh, Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford University
James Fishkin, the Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University
Rep. Ro Khanna, United States House of Representatives (D-CA)
Alice Siu, Associate Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University
Peter Weber, Co-Chair Emeritus, California Forward
This webinar is hosted by:
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy
Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team
California Forward(link is external)
Other sponsors of America in One Room: Climate and Energy are listed here
HARVARD WEBINAR DISCUSSING RESULTS Video recording is available here.
Solutions for our planet: In search of common ground on climate and energy policy! This event would take you through the results of the groundbreaking Deliberative Poll, America in One Room: Climate and Energy.
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- Center for Deliberative Democracy focuses on climate change The Stanford Daily 8/2021
- What happens when you put 926 random Americans in a room and tell them to solve the climate crisis FAST COMPANY 10/2021 PDF
- What American’s Really Think About Climate Change – The America In One Room Survey Forbes 10/2021 PDF
- The Problem with Climate Change: Communication Newsweek 10/2021 PDF
- Deliberative Approach To Energy and Climate Challenges Shows How To Bring Americans Together CAFWD 10/2021 PDF
- Fox Weather Does Not Deny Climate Change. It just ignores it TNR 10/2021 PDF
- Watch: Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Lindsey Graham discuss bipartisanship at Harvard climate change policy forum Boston.com 10/21 PDF
- Is the Climate Crisis Just Too Hot for US to Handle? American Purpose 11/2021 PDF
- Friday’s COP26 theme is youth and public empowerment. Here’s what you need to know. Washington Post 11/2021 PDF
- Participants Overall Issues Scale
- Participants by Party ID with Leaners Issues Scale
- Participants v Control Demographic Representativeness
- Participants for California and Texas Issues Scale
- Participants Knowledge Gains
- Event Evaluations
- Comparison of Treatment and Control Group: Difference in Difference Analyses
- NORC-AmeriSpeak Report
DATA VISUALIZATION VIA TABLEAU This displays some of the results of the America in One Room: Climate and Energy.
OVERALL PARTICIPANT RESPONSES
PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY PARTY AFFILIATION
PARTICIPANT RESPONSES IN CALIFORNIA vs. TEXAS
PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY STATE
In September 2021, a new sample of America in One Room was convened to deliberate about policy options for climate and energy. These public deliberations focused on possible options to help achieve Net Zero (the point at which we would no longer be adding to the total of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere).
Climate change is an intensely polarizing issue. It doesn’t have to be.
In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), a representative sample of 962 Americans gathered last month to consider climate and energy policy proposals from across the political spectrum.
Convened by Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and the global problem-solving organization Helena, and recruited by NORC at the University of Chicago, this unprecedented group bridged partisan divides through a process called Deliberative Polling. Over the course of several weeks, participants read the best arguments from all sides, questioned experts, and engaged in thoughtful, moderated discussion via an interactive virtual platform.
Polling before and after the event found that the deliberations yielded strong, bipartisan alignment on policies to address climate change. The key question now: Will it make a difference in D.C.?
This event will take you through the results of the groundbreaking Deliberative Poll, America in One Room: Climate and Energy.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), both members of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, will then join us to talk about the political dynamics of this globally consequential debate—and how the findings could shape Congressional action. Their discussion will be moderated by Russell Gold, energy editor of Texas Monthly and longtime senior reporter covering climate and energy for the Wall Street Journal.
Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- S.C.), member of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), member of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus
Moderated by Russell Gold, Energy Editor, Texas Monthly, longtime senior reporter covering climate and energy for the Wall Street Journal
Deliberative Poll Results
James S. Fishkin, Director, Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy; Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communications, Stanford University
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Bass University Fellow, Undergraduate Education, Stanford University