On this basis, it was decided to have large groups of citizens (roughly 100) meet in each of their respective countries or regions to deliberate on an identical set of questions, using identical meeting designs, and then connect these meetings and their results through web technology.
The WWViews method differs in important ways from conventional opinion polls. Although the sample size of 100 per country or region somewhat limits the national statistical validity of the results, it is nonetheless large and diverse enough to give a sense of general trends in national and international opinions.
Unlike opinion polls, the WWViews method provides respondents with balanced and scientifically based information, as well as an opportunity to deliberate for a full day with other citizens prior to rendering their judgments. It thus allows for more detailed questions and well-considered responses.
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