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Deliberative Polling® on the Issue of Korean Unification
On Saturday August 11, 2011, a stratified random sample of 193 residents of Seoul and its surrounding metropolitan area gathered together in a large assembly hall of a regional training facility in the outskirts of Seoul. They were gathered to discuss various aspects of the Korean unification issue – the conditions, timing, and consequences of reunifying the two Koreas – and were prepared to tackle the issue for the rest of the weekend. The weekend was part of the first Deliberative Polling® experiment conducted in Korea and the entire process was shown as a one-hour program on KBS, the public broadcasting network in South Korea.