America in One Room

September 19 – 22, 2019
Dallas, Texas

America in One Room (A1R) is a historic gathering of 500 American voters who will participate in a nonpartisan discussion about the major issues of the 2020 presidential election. The participants—our citizen-delegates—are carefully selected to form an accurate, representative sample of the entire American electorate in all its political, cultural, and demographic diversity.

Over the course of the event, the delegates will learn about the issues; deliberate amongst themselves in a thoughtful, civil, and substantive fashion; and have town-hall discussions directly with presidential candidates. Their views on the issues and the relative merits of the candidates will be documented and shared with the public, candidates, and policymakers, giving a clearer, more balanced, and more informed idea of the political landscape heading into the election.

A1R is organized as a Deliberative Poll®, under the supervision of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University. The participants are selected using stratified random sampling, with survey work conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. A1R will be managed and produced in collaboration with By the People Productions and is a Helena Project. For press inquiries, please contact A1R@sunshinesachs.com.

Deliberative Polling® in the ResilientAfrica Network

The ResilientAfrica NetworkThe ResilientAfrica Network will conduct the first Deliberative Polls in Africa. The partner labs will engage in Deliberative Polling® to assess the informed and representative views of the population in three stages: priorities for resilience challenges, priorities for interventions that would help address those challenges and assessment of the success of those interventions.

Mongolia’s First National Deliberative Poll on Constitutional Amendments

Participants of the Mongolian Deliberation

Participants of the Mongolian Deliberation on Constitutional Amendments (669 in total).
Credit: Parliament Secretariat of Mongolia

 

Over the weekend of April 29-30, 2017 citizens of Mongolia gathered in Ulaanbaatar at the Government Palace to deliberate on six possible constitutional amendments. This Deliberative Poll is the first following a law recently passed in Mongolia requiring the use of Deliberative Polling®

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Deliberative Polling® in Tivaoune Peul, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal photo (cc) GlobalHort flickr 6866569491An initiative has been launched to conduct Deliberative Polling® in Tivaoune Peul, a suburb of Dakar, by a research team from Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD), a network plus partner of the of West Africa Resilience Innovation Laboratory (WARILab) to promote resilience and help bridge the gap between researchers, experts, civil society and communities.

Deliberative Polling® for Summit Public Schools

High School Students deliberate on voting rightsFor the first time, over 200 California public high school seniors from the Bay Area participated in a Deliberative Poll on the issues of voting rights and the value of being informed about politics and public policy. Over the course of one school day, students deliberated with one another on the Stanford University campus and had the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field.