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Reports from National Issues Forums

The National Issues Forums Institute encourages reporting from all their forums, and produces a variety of reports on NIF forums. As described on the  NIFI website, “individuals and groups that convene forums, or series of forums, sometimes submit various kinds of reports about their forums including such things as what happened at the forums, and any outcomes that might have been identified from the deliberations.” Examples of these reports include… Forum on Immigration – Columbia, South Carolina Report from a forum on “Money and Politics” – Columbia, South Carolina by Herbert […] (continue)

Pocketbook Pressures: Who Benefits from Economic Growth? (NIF Report)

This 1996 report assembled by Doble Research Associates examines the results from National Issues Forums examining the state of the economy and how it affects citizens.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  From the report… This year, one of the issues that citizens discussed was Pocketbook Pressures: Who Benefits from Economic Growth?  In these forums, participants felt strained and uncertain about the future despite low inflation, low interest rates, and low unemployment. They said the middle class is shrinking, high-paying manufacturing […] (continue)

Our Nation’s Kids: Is Something Wrong? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Our Nation’s Kids: Is Something Wrong? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common.  From the issue guide… Most American children […] (continue)

The Troubled American Family: Which Way Out of the Storm? (NIF Report)

This 1996 report assembled by Doble Research Associates focuses on results from forums examining the current state of the American family.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  From the report… While the people who deliberated in the 1995-1996 forums on The Troubled American Family: Which Way Out of the Storm? agreed that the American family is in crisis, they did not view the issue in ideological or political terms. Rather, the focus of their concern was on the future of our children. […] (continue)

Money and Politics (NIF Report)

This report is an analysis of what happened in 2001 National Issues Forums (NIF) that took place in 44 states and the District of Columbia on “Money and Politics,” a sample of the hundreds of NIF forums that continue to take place across the country. To learn how citizens feel about this issue, Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, analyzed what happened in these forums, including questionnaire results from 1,457 participants who sent in a questionnaire by August 1, 2001. Find more details & […] (continue)

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)

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