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Voices of the Future Deliberative Polling Event


Voices of the Future
Deliberative Polling Event

Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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

On November 6, Voices of the Future was a national deliberative event involving young people between ages 18-29. WE had TWO parallel discussions happening on this day. One was with a nationally representative sample recruited by YouGov and the second was a non-random sample being 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 we 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 had enjoyed the opportunity to discuss important policy issues with others whom they wouldn’t normally had an opportunity to meet.

Thank you for joining us for this important event. If you have any questions, you can reach us at

Briefing Materials

Briefing Videos