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Deliberation in Schools: Voices of the Future

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Voices of the Future Deliberative Polling Event

Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

November 6, 2021 9:00am-3:00pm (Pacific) / 12:00pm-6:00pm (Eastern)

Voices of the Future was a national deliberative event involving young people between ages 18-29. There were two parallel discussions on this day. One was a nationally representative sample recruited by YouGov, and the second was a non-random sample recruited through our cross-national practicum, which included students from Stanford University, Marquette University, Slippery Rock University, Yale University, and Our Common Purpose, a project supported by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The two samples had separate discussions.

The event was designed to capture what a diverse group of young people would think about important public policy issues after having an opportunity to listen to and learn from others. The event used a structured deliberation model based on Deliberative Polling. The proposals discussed at “Voices of the Future” were carefully balanced and vetted by experts from across the political spectrum. Results from the event provided a unique window into the views of young people in the United States and featured at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Summit in November. Participants in past Deliberative Polls enjoyed the opportunity to discuss important policy issues with others whom they would not normally have an opportunity to meet. 

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