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Mission Uncertain: Reassessing America’s Global Role (NIF Report)

This 1996 report assembled by Doble Research Associates looks at the results from forums examining the United States’ role on the international stage.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  From the report… This year, one of the issues that citizens discussed was Mission Uncertain: Reassessing America’s Global Role. In these forums, participants rejected a return to isolation as unrealistic and unwise. But at the same time, they were reluctant to see the U.S. get involved in international conflicts, felt that domestic […] (continue)

Racial and Ethnic Tensions (NIF Report)

This is a report about National Issues Forums where citizens deliberated about the issue of what to do about racial and ethnic tensions. The forums involved nearly 2,000 people in 40 states around the country using the NIF issue book, Racial and Ethnic Tensions, prepared in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation. Analysis of what happened in those forums was conducted by Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, and is presented in this report. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From […] (continue)

How Can We Be Fair? The Future of Affirmative Action (NIF Report)

This 1997 report assembled by Doble Research Associates examines the outcomes of forums held on the topic of Affirmative Action. Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  From the report… Over the past two years, one of the issues that citizens considered was How Can We Be Fair? The Future of Affirmative Action. Most people went into the forums with misgivings about affirmative action and came out with mixed feelings about the inequality in our society and our attempts to remedy it through […] (continue)

Terrorism: What Should We Do Now? (NIF Report)

This is a report about 2003 National Issues Forums where citizens deliberated about the issue of what to do about terrorism. The forums involved nearly 2,000 people in 40 states around the country. Analysis of what happened in those forums was conducted by Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, and is presented in this report. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From the report… (continue)

The National Piggybank: Does Our Retirement System Need Fixing?

This 1997 report assembled by Doble Research Associates examines a series of forums where citizens deliberated about the issue of what to do about the retirement system.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  From the report… In these forums, participants favored four major points: 1. Social Security is in crisis and something must be done to save the system 2. Social Security should not become a welfare program 3. For equity, some incremental changes, such as raising the ceiling on the […] (continue)

Examining Health Care: What’s the Public’s Prescription? Results from Citizen Forums (NIF Report)

This 2004 Kettering Foundation report about public forums held using the National Issues Forums (NIF) issue discussion guide Examining Health Care: What’s the Public’s Prescription? was prepared by Paul Werth Associates.  The findings in the report are derived from some 40 deliberative forums held in various locations around the country.  The report also includes an analysis of 1,027 post-forum surveys that were completed by forum participants. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From the report… (continue)

Governing America: Our Choices, Our Challenge (NIF Report)

This 1998 report assembled by Doble Research Associates analyzes people’s thinking about democratic government as they deliberated in two-hour-long forums held in an array of settings across the country. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. The 1997-1998 NIF issue book, Governing America: Our Choices, Our Challenge, presents three choices or alternative options to improve the way government functions: the first focuses on government and advances the idea of turning over government functions to the private sector and suggests that a cutback on government […] (continue)

Public Thinking About Americans’ Role in the World (NIF Report)

This report, an analysis of results from the 2003-2004 National Issues Forums, presents an examination of people’s thinking as they deliberated together in public forums about Americans’ Role in the World. The analysis is based on forums held in 37 states, on moderator interviews representing forums in 22 locations, observations of six forums, videotape of four forums, and on the results of two online forums. The report is also based on the analysis of 1,486 post-forum questionnaires that were returned between April 2003 and April 2004. […] (continue)

Protecting Our Rights: What Goes on the Internet? (NIF Report)

This 1999 report assembled by Doble Research Associates describes how forum participants are thinking about questions of privacy, censorship, free speech, and free enterprise on the Internet. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From the report… Five Overarching Themes from the Forums: As people deliberated about issues related to the Internet, five distinct themes emerged. Each is a composite of participants’ feelings about the many choices or policy options presented in the NIF issue book, Protecting Our Rights: What Goes on the […] (continue)

Public Thinking About The New Challenges of American Immigration (NIF Report)

This report, an analysis of results from the 2003-2005 National Issues Forums, presents an examination of people’s thinking as they deliberated together in public forums using the issue discussion guide The New Challenges of American Immigration. The analysis is based on forums held in 41 states, on moderator interviews representing forums in 23 locations, analysis of an online forum, and five videotaped forums. The report is also based on the analysis of 1,073 post-forum questionnaires along with a total of 403 telephone interviews with a national probability […] (continue)

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