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An Anti-Socal Willfulness

September 30, 2014 Comments Off on An Anti-Socal Willfulness

What’s causing the dysfunction of our nation’s institutions?

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This Public Funk Will Be Hard to Dispel

September 23, 2014 Comments Off on This Public Funk Will Be Hard to Dispel

Americans are very anxious about the state of the nation and gloomy about prospects for the future. What is the cause of this dark public mood?

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A Two-Pronged Strategy

September 16, 2014 Comments Off on A Two-Pronged Strategy

The public yearns be more actively engaged in shaping the policies that affect them. Doing so effectively means transforming the public mood from mistrust to trust—and this could take a lot of time. Dan Yankelovich describes how a two-prong effort can accelerate progress.

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Findings from Dialogue Group Research

September 8, 2014 Comments Off on Findings from Dialogue Group Research

The American public voice is remarkably responsive to being invited to engage. Unfortunately, a large part of the public’s mistrust and apparent polarization seems an artifact of being uninvited to citizenship.

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A Fateful Trend or a Transient Mood?

September 2, 2014 Comments Off on A Fateful Trend or a Transient Mood?

Observing small groups of people engage in dialogue with each other has led Dan Yankelovich to cautious optimism about our country’s future.

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The Need for Strong Public Engagement

August 26, 2014 Comments Off on The Need for Strong Public Engagement

Social immobility is a complex political problem. To solve it, the public must get directly and fully engaged. But with the public so divided, is this possible?

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The Most Urgent “Wicked Problem”

August 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Most Urgent “Wicked Problem”

Wicked problems have complex solutions. The most wicked problem facing our country right now? Social immobility, says Dan Yankelovich.

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How the Public Can Make Our Democracy Work Better

August 12, 2014 Comments Off on How the Public Can Make Our Democracy Work Better

The American public is not well prepared to complete its main task as citizens: to form thoughtful judgments on the nation’s important issues.

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How Our Elites Can Make Our Democracy Work Better

August 4, 2014 Comments Off on How Our Elites Can Make Our Democracy Work Better

In order for our democracy to function at its best, political leaders and elites must take these steps to engage the public.

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The State of Our Democracy Is Weak

July 29, 2014 Comments Off on The State of Our Democracy Is Weak

A successful democracy gives citizens a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Our democracy is currently failing on that count.

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