Observing small groups of people engage in dialogue with each other has led Dan Yankelovich to cautious optimism about our country’s future.
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?
Wicked problems have complex solutions. The most wicked problem facing our country right now? Social immobility, says Dan Yankelovich.
The American public is not well prepared to complete its main task as citizens: to form thoughtful judgments on the nation’s important issues.
In order for our democracy to function at its best, political leaders and elites must take these steps to engage the public.
A successful democracy gives citizens a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Our democracy is currently failing on that count.
As long as there is opportunity for all who are willing to play by the rules, political stability will be preserved, argues Public Agenda co-founder Dan Yankelovich in his new blog.