A policymaking simulation is an online process that puts citizens in the shoes of elected officials by simulating the process they go through in making policy decisions. Each simulation introduces a broader policy topic and then presents a series of modules that address a specific policy option that is currently under consideration in the current discourse.
For each module, respondents:
- receive a short briefing on a policy issue and the option or options for addressing it;
- evaluate arguments for and against the policy options; and
- finally, make their recommendation for what their elected officials should do.