Deliberative Polling® in Canada

11/07/2003

(disponible en anglais seulement)

One innovative methodology for discerning thoughtful public opinion, called the Deliberative Poll®, has been developed by Dr. James Fishkin, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University. This methodology combines the traditional public opinion poll with group deliberation, offering policy makers a glimpse of informed citizen preferences and values. This report examines the application of his methodology to a Canadian public policy issue.