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.
On June 24, 2011, a scientifically selected random sample of 412 registered voters from throughout the state participated in California’s first ever statewide Deliberative Poll on governance reform, in Torrance, CA. The turnout for the “What’s Next California?” Poll was unprecedented in the 17 year history of Deliberative Polling® and the participants came prepared and eager to share their views and engage with fellow Californians in discussions about how our state is governed.
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To date, our collaborators in Hong Kong have not conducted a full-scale Deliberative Poll in the special administrative region. However, the CDD continues to work with Robert Chung, the director of POP at HKU on pilot projects and trainings.
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The results of the deliberative poll, and the reactions of Michigan residents to issues such as poverty, education, unemployment, housing and the economy aired on public TV stations in Michigan on Jan. 18. Questions were formulated with the input of Michigan-based public policy experts.
The Power 2010 Deliberative Poll took place January 9th – 10th in central London. A scientific sample of the UK provided by YouGov were brought together to discuss the proposals for democratic reform submitted by members of the public, producing a shortlist to be put to the public vote.
The Deliberative Poll has been used for policy making purposes by administrative bodies in America and Europe as a way to hear well informed citizens’ opinions, something that conventional polls cannot achieve. The Kanagawa deliberation on Federalism reform is Japan’s first attempt.
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Participants from the Polish city of Poznań deliberated on the possible uses of a stadium at the conclusion of Euro 2012. They considered pros and cons of four scenarios for the future of the stadium. This is the first time Deliberative Polling® has been used in Poland.
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A randomly selected sample of the entire city of La Plata gathered at a local school for a one-day deliberation about the transit and traffic issues facing the people of La Plata. The first Deliberative Polling® event in Argentina.
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The First Deliberative Deliberative Polling® in Latin America took place June 6-7, 2009 in Porto Alegre Brazil. The topic was entitled Public Servants Career Reform and it had very expressive and consistent results.