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.
James S. Fishkin, Robert C. Luskin, John Panaretos, Alice Siu and Evdokia Xekalaki PDF
The dataset was given to us by the Zeguo Township Government. PDF
The Deliberative Polling® project in Zeguo township, Wenling City, allowed a scientific sample of ordinary citizens of China to deliberate about which infrastructure projects would be funded in the coming year.
Deliberation changed the sample’s perceptions of both communities. The percentage believing Protestants “open to reason” increased from 36% to 52%, and the percentage believing Catholics “open to reason” increased from 40% to 56%. PDF
For the first time ever, a scientific random sample of parents in Northern Ireland deliberated about a serious public policy issue-their children's educational future. The occasion was a Deliberative Poll, held in Omagh on 27 January 2007. The random sample brought together Protestants and Catholics of all shades of opinion, who then deliberated in small-group discussions and plenary sessions with panels of experts representing different policy perspectives. This was the first Deliberative Poll in a deeply divided society.
Education in Northern Ireland is changing. Some of the changes result from new arrangements for post-primary education, and some of the pressure for change arises because the total number of young people is falling and there are an increasing number of empty desks in schools. PDF
The participants significantly changed their views on the candidates and the issues. As measured by voting intention and thermometer ratings. PDF