James S. Fishkin, Robert C. Luskin, Ian O'Flynn and David Russell Political Studies PDF
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.