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Informed Political Decision Making: Polling and Public Opinion

Boston, MA & Washington DC: September 13-23, 2011


Twelve individuals, including academics, researchers, lobbyists and media representatives from Ireland and from Northern Ireland were selected to engage with their American counterparts on issues relevant to political polling. Seminars and visits examined how scientific and non-scientific polling may be used as a means of determining public opinion. It looked at how U.S. decision makers, and the electorate, respond to poll findings and the extent to which that information informs political policies and positions.


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