Deliberative Poll

A random sample of people are convened to deliberate on a particular issue.

Sample size

More than 100 participants are needed to statistically verify that the sample is not significantly different from the population in terms of demographic attributes or political views.



  • Conclusions reached are likely what society as a whole would think if everybody deliberated on the issue.
  • Efficacy can be established by statistical methods.


  • With a minimum sample of more than a hundred, this method of consultation is more complex and expensive than small citizen juries.