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


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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Greater Houston Deliberates: The University of Texas Hobby School Deliberative Poll on Current and Future Immigration Policy

On June 15, 2019, a scientific sample of over 250 residents of the Greater Houston area was convened to deliberate on present and future policies regarding immigration. The 254 participants of this Deliberative Poll were pulled from a registered voter sample of roughly 20,000 purchased from Aristotle and RDD sample of roughly 10,000, with the goal of reflecting the demographic distribution of the registered voter population in the Greater Houston Area with respect to age, gender, race and ethnicity, and political party preferences. Prior to deliberation, participants received balanced briefing materials vetted by a distinguished advisory group with summaries on each of the key areas including arguments for and against the policy proposals, and completed a questionnaire illustrating their initial views. On the day of the event, participants met at the UH Hilton, where they were placed in small moderated groups to discuss four issue areas—Crime and Public Safety, Economy and the Workforce, Higher Education Benefits, and Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants—before posing questions to a balanced panel of experts and policymakers.

Briefing Materials

Current and Future Immigration Policy


Executive Summary

“Our Land Is Shrinking”: Concerns and Misconceptions Impeding Uptake of Climate Risk Mitigation Policies in Bududa and Butalejja Districts in Eastern Uganda

Roy William Mayega, Nathan Tumuhamye, Grace Mongo Bua, Julius Ssentongo, Harriet Adong, Kathleen Giles, Stella Neema, Christine Muhumuza, William Bazeyo, James Fishkin, Lynn Atuyambe Science Journal of Public Health PDF