Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

“We believe the

The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic processes.

Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022, the Center for Deliberative Democracy (CDD) has transitioned from the Department of Communication to CDDRL as the newly named Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL).

For the last two decades, CDD has focused its work on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy, especially as implemented via Deliberative Polling® — a concept originated in 1988 by Professor James Fishkin, the Janet M. Peck Chair of International Communication. Sometimes called “the poll with a human face,” Deliberative Polling shows what the public would think about an issue both before and after it has considered an issue in depth under good conditions and with good information.

Under the helm of Fishkin and Associate Director Alice Siu, CDD has conducted over 100 Deliberative Polls in 34 countries at varying levels of government and on a variety of topics. In Mongolia, the Parliament passed ‘The Law on Deliberative Polling’ that requires a national Deliberative Poll prior to any amendments to the constitution. In 2019, a national Deliberative Poll was conducted for such a purpose, and the Parliament subsequently passed amendments based on the Deliberative Poll. Also in 2019, a national US Deliberative Poll called America in One Room brought together over 500 participants in-person to Dallas, TX, where participants discussed policy proposals ranging from immigration to climate to foreign policy. The project was a national controlled experiment with participants recruited by NORC at the University of Chicago and yielded immense media coverage, including a video produced by CNN, a tweet from President Barack Obama, and a front-page article in the New York Times, as well as several Op-Eds in the Times and elsewhere.

“A key tenet of CDDRL’s research agenda is identifying ways to foster democracy, both domestically and around the world,” said Mosbacher Director Kathryn Stoner. “The work being done by the Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL) is intrinsically aligned with our Center’s mission. The work that Jim Fishkin and his colleagues have already done is truly unique and field-defining. At CDDRL, we look forward to further building on this outstanding track record to establish the Deliberative Democracy Lab as the global hub for developing, administering, and analyzing deliberative polling. No other university has anything like it.”

“We believe the

The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic processes.

Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022, the Center for Deliberative Democracy (CDD) has transitioned from the Department of Communication to CDDRL as the newly named Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL).

For the last two decades, CDD has focused its work on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy, especially as implemented via Deliberative Polling® — a concept originated in 1988 by Professor James Fishkin, the Janet M. Peck Chair of International Communication. Sometimes called “the poll with a human face,” Deliberative Polling shows what the public would think about an issue both before and after it has considered an issue in depth under good conditions and with good information.

Under the helm of Fishkin and Associate Director Alice Siu, CDD has conducted over 100 Deliberative Polls in 34 countries at varying levels of government and on a variety of topics. In Mongolia, the Parliament passed ‘The Law on Deliberative Polling’ that requires a national Deliberative Poll prior to any amendments to the constitution. In 2019, a national Deliberative Poll was conducted for such a purpose, and the Parliament subsequently passed amendments based on the Deliberative Poll. Also in 2019, a national US Deliberative Poll called America in One Room brought together over 500 participants in-person to Dallas, TX, where participants discussed policy proposals ranging from immigration to climate to foreign policy. The project was a national controlled experiment with participants recruited by NORC at the University of Chicago and yielded immense media coverage, including a video produced by CNN, a tweet from President Barack Obama, and a front-page article in the New York Times, as well as several Op-Eds in the Times and elsewhere.

“A key tenet of CDDRL’s research agenda is identifying ways to foster democracy, both domestically and around the world,” said Mosbacher Director Kathryn Stoner. “The work being done by the Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL) is intrinsically aligned with our Center’s mission. The work that Jim Fishkin and his colleagues have already done is truly unique and field-defining. At CDDRL, we look forward to further building on this outstanding track record to establish the Deliberative Democracy Lab as the global hub for developing, administering, and analyzing deliberative polling. No other university has anything like it.”

“We believe the

July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Deliberative Polling®, News, United States|

What is the Table Talks Project?

Please visit here to Register for a Table Talk or learn more about the program: https://www.tabletalksproject.org

The Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy and Net Zero Together (a project of the Commonwealth Club of California) are collaborating in the Spring/Summer of 2022 to test an approach to civic education that offers people factual information on greenhouse gas emissions in a way that is engaging, empowering, and scalable.

The material for these events will be drawn from the A1R: Climate and Energy Deliberative Poll. The events will employ practices for encouraging informed, inclusive and non-partisan engagement that have been proven through Deliberative Polling.

If the events are successful, the process will be scaled to reach tens of thousands of people at a time, on a rolling basis, with the goal of making this experience accessible to anyone anywhere in the US. The Center for Deliberative Democracy will continue to house the process going forward as a not-for-profit civic education tool, built upon their deliberative democracy methodology.  

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Americas, Deliberative Polling®|

What is Delibera Peru?

Please visit here for Spanish site: https://deliberaperu.pe/

Delibera Peru, Deliberation for Citizen Participation, is an initiative of Citizen Deliberation Groups (GDC), which seeks to innovate the debate on legal reform proposals to improve political representation.

It is based on a methodology that has been used successfully more than a hundred times around the world, including cases such as Chile in 2021, where it was used to discuss reforms to the Health System and pensions.

In Peru, a group of citizens has been invited that reflects the sociodemographic diversity of the country’s adult population, selected through scientific methods of random and systematic sampling.

Por favor visite el sitio en español: https://deliberaperu.pe/

Delibera Perú, Deliberación para la Participación ciudadana, es una iniciativa de Grupos de Deliberación Ciudadana (GDC), que busca innovar el debate de las propuestas de las reformas legales para mejorar la representación política.

Se basa en una metodología que ha sido utilizada exitosamente más de cien veces alrededor del mundo, incluyendo casos como el de Chile en el 2021, donde se usó para discutir sobre reformas al Sistema de Salud y de pensiones.

En el Perú, se ha invitado a un grupo de ciudadanos que refleje la diversidad sociodemográfica de la población adulta del país, seleccionados a través de métodos científicos de muestreo aleatorio y sistemático.

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Americas, Deliberative Polling®|

America in One Room: Climate and Energy

EVENTS

UPCOMING STANFORD WEBINAR America in Once Room Climate and Energy: Discussion Results from a National Deliberative Poll. REGISTER 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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PRESS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

DETAILED RESULTS

INFOGRAPHICS

OVERALL PARTICIPANT RESPONSES

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY PARTY AFFILIATION

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES IN CALIFORNIA vs. TEXAS

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY STATE

ENGLISH VERSION

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

America in One Room: Climate and Energy

EVENTS

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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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

DETAILED RESULTS

INFOGRAPHICS

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

ENGLISH VERSION

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).

This is a 

Solutions for our planet: In search of common ground on climate and energy policy

Harvard Webinar Discussing Results

VIDEO RECORDING IS AVAILABLE HERE.

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.

PARTICIPANTS:

Introduction

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

Political Panel

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

 

VOICES OF THE FUTURE

Voices of the Future
Deliberative Polling Event

Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
 
 

Voices of the Future
November 6, 2021
9:00am-3:00pm (Pacific) / 12:00pm-6:00pm (Eastern)

On November 6, Voices of the Future was a national deliberative event involving young people between ages 18-29. WE had TWO parallel discussions happening on this day. One was with a nationally representative sample recruited by YouGov and the second was a non-random sample being recruited through our cross-national practicum, which included students from Stanford University, Marquette University, Slippery Rock University, Yale University, and Our Common Purpose, a project supported by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The two samples had separate discussions
 
The event was designed to capture what a diverse group of young people would think about important public policy issues after having an opportunity to listen to and learn from others. The event used a structured deliberation model based on Deliberative Polling

The proposals we discussed at “Voices of the Future” were carefully balanced and vetted by experts from across the political spectrum. Results from the event provided a unique window into the views of young people in the United States and featured at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Summit in November. Participants in past Deliberative Polls had enjoyed the opportunity to discuss important policy issues with others whom they wouldn’t normally had an opportunity to meet.

Thank you for joining us for this important event. If you have any questions, you can reach us at deliberation-support@lists.stanford.edu

Briefing Materials

Briefing Videos

Report

October 13th, 2021|Categories: Deliberative Polling®, News, United States|