Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do?

NOW THAT YOU’VE HAD a chance to participate in a forum on this issue, we’d like to know what you’re thinking. Anonymous responses will be included in summary reports on the forums and in research to help us better understand how people are thinking about current issues.

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* 1. Do you favor or oppose each of these actions?

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Require all television networks to provide opposing views on controversial issues EVEN IF this reduces complex debates to “pro” and “con” voices and means that important voices may never be heard.
Prevent political gerrymandering by establishing nonpartisan commissions to design sensibly shaped, population-based congresional districts EVEN IF that means some groups, such as minorities, lose power.
Give more authority to states and cities to regulate such matters as education, transportation, and energy use to meet particular local needs EVEN IF that results in a patchwork of laws that slows the nation’s progress on equal education and environmental protection.
Make it much easier for many people to vote EVEN IF this also removes barriers that prevent voter fraud and manipulation.

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* 2. Which statement comes closer to your view? If you’re not
sure, please let us know.

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* 3. Which statement comes closer to your view? If you’re not
sure, please let us know.

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* 4. Which statement comes closer to your view? If you’re not
sure, please let us know.

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* 5. Which statement comes closer to your view? If you’re not
sure, please let us know.

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* 6. How much disagreement was there about this issue in your forum?

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* 7. Did you talk about aspects of the issue you hadn’t considered before?

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* 8. Were there ideas or proposals that you tended to favor coming into the forum that you now have second thoughts about?

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* 9. What could citizens, working together, do in their own communities to address this problem?

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* 10. Not including this forum, how many National Issues Forums have you attended?

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* 11. Gender:

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* 12. Age:

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* 13. Race/Ethnicity:

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* 14. Where do you live?

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* 15. What is your zip code?

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* 16. What state do you live in?

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* 18. What issue would you like to see covered in a future forum?

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