Citizen Jury

A diverse group of people are convened to deliberate on a particular issue.

Sample Size

Typically 12 to 24 people. However, large samples also fall under this category when the selection process falls short of random selection.



  • Likely to include people who are indifferent about the issue.
  • Plausibly approaches what the whole population would think about the issue if they had a chance to think about it.
  • Typically less expensive than a deliberative polling.


  • Efficacy cannot be established by statistical methods due to small sample size or inadequate experimental control.