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Vox Populi Archive

ISSUE #5December 2021

  • The Public Can Be a Stabilizing Force Across Administrations
  • Try a Policymaking Simulation: Nuclear Weapons Policy
  • Data Analysis Deep Dive: Public Agenda & USA Today Release New Common Ground Report
  • Public Consultation Around the World: World’s First Global Citizens Assembly

ISSUE #4November 2021

  • Unifying Approach to Discuss Politics During the Holidays
  • Net Neutrality Debate Back in the News
  • Try a Policymaking Simulation: Net Neutrality
  • Data Analysis Deep Dive: Our Climate Analysis in The Washington Post
  • Public Consultation Around the World: National deliberation in US reveals common ground on climate change policies

ISSUE #3October 2021

  • Public Views of 33 Reconciliation Budget Proposals 
  • Nuclear Guardrails on President Garner Public Support
  • Data Analysis Deep Dive: Young Republican Voters’ Views on Budget Reconciliation Proposals
  • Public Consultation Around the World: Citizen Assembly in Oregon addresses path back to normalcy after Covid-19
  • Try a Policymaking Simulation: Paid Family & Medical Leave

ISSUE #2 August 2021

  • Voters Supported Green Bank Nixed from Infrastructure Deal
  • New US Study Finds Widespread Support for Public Consultation
  • Public Consultation Around the World: Citizens’ Jury in Jersey Deliberates on Reforming Assisted Dying Laws
  • Data Analysis Deep Dive: Support for a Green Bank in Energy-Producing Districts
  • Try a Policymaking Simulation: Carbon Fee & Rebate

ISSUE #1 – June 2021

  • Prolonged Congressional Negotiations on Police Reform Proposals 
  • Engaging Citizens in Democracy
  • Data Analysis Deep Dive: Republican Views on Qualified Immunity
  • Try a Policymaking Simulation: Police Reform
  • Public Consultation Around the World: Citizens’ Assemblies in Scotland