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How to Restore Trust and Optimism

October 21, 2014 Comments Off on How to Restore Trust and Optimism

How can we restore public trust, self-confidence and optimism?

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Why We Need a Countervailing Ethic

October 14, 2014 Comments Off on Why We Need a Countervailing Ethic

Without a more empathetic countervailing ethic, the American individualism is distorting our institutions, argues Dan Yankelovich.

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In What Ways Have Our Institutions Grown Less Rational?

October 7, 2014 Comments Off on In What Ways Have Our Institutions Grown Less Rational?

Our institutions—business, politics, health care, criminal justice, and education—are failing to deliver what they’ve promised, argues Dan Yankelovich.

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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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