Research and Evaluation

The Democracy Lab partners with scholars to deepen our understanding of the impact of public deliberation and identify best practices in citizen engagement.

In general, our research and evaluations have demonstrated that public deliberation produces significant impacts on the individuals who participate, on the policies on which the public deliberates, and on the political systems and institutions within which the public deliberates.

Evaluating & Reporting on Impact

Read the evaluations and reports written about AmericaSpeaks’ work and learn more about the outcomes and findings from several of our deliberations.

Best Practices in Citizen Engagement

AmericaSpeaks has sought to identify and demonstrate best practices in citizen engagement. Our best practices research hasĀ  been instrumental in providing public officials and community leaders with guidance about how to engage the public and strengthen democratic practices.