Deliberative Polling® in the ResilientAfrica Network

The 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.

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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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 

America in One Room Climate and Energy: Discussion Results from a National Deliberative Poll

VIEW THE WEBINAR HERE AND THE SUPPLEMENTAL VIDEO HERE.

America in One Room: Climate and EnergyHelena 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 were discussed on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12:30-2:00 p.m. PST

Panelists included:

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 University

Rep. 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 was 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

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woods-events@stanford.edu