Deliberative Polling® Process

Deliberative Polling® Process

The Deliberative Polling® Process is a method that intends to measure opinions before and after patient/public/community partners have had the opportunity to learn more about a particular research decision and the opportunity to discuss with and hear from other perspectives.


Deliberative Polling® can be useful for:

  • Acquiring insight on a complex research decision (e.g. “How should we collect data?” “What would be the best way to collect the data?”).
  • Engaging a large group patient/public/community partners around a research decision, including those less inclined to speak.
  • Creating an opportunity for patient/public/community partners to develop informed opinions about the research process.


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3. Fishkin & Luskin. Experimenting with a democratic ideal: Deliberative polling & public opinion. Acta Politica. (2005), 40: 284-298. Available from: