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New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening democracy, released a new report in partnership with USA TODAY, “Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective.” The report features findings from a representative … Read more

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The Future of Health: Envisioning Health and Well-being with the FORESIGHT Initiative

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on The Future of Health: Envisioning Health and Well-being with the FORESIGHT Initiative

High healthcare costs, inequitable health outcomes, a changing climate, and new technologies are among the many factors that inspired The Rippel Foundation to take a fresh approach to envisioning the … Read more

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It’s About Trust: Public Agenda Workshops at United Hospital Fund

October 25, 2021 Comments Off on It’s About Trust: Public Agenda Workshops at United Hospital Fund

Unmet social needs in early childhood have a huge impact on health care throughout life. Economic stability, education access and quality, health care access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, … Read more

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Other Countries Can Teach Us How to Strengthen American Democracy

October 5, 2021 Comments Off on Other Countries Can Teach Us How to Strengthen American Democracy

  Lessons Learned from Abroad About How Government Can Engage the Public Include “Going Local” and Combining Hands Off and Hands On Approaches This piece was originally published on The … Read more

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Public Agenda Announces New Partnership with Arnold Ventures

September 28, 2021 Comments Off on Public Agenda Announces New Partnership with Arnold Ventures

New Initiative to Explore Students’ Experiences with For-Profit Colleges and Online Degree Programs Public Agenda is excited to announce a new research initiative supported by Arnold Ventures that includes two … Read more

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Daniel Yankelovich, David Mathews, Sen. Nancy Kassebaum at A Public Voice, May 6, 1993 – Washington, DC.

Public Agenda Celebrates Kettering Foundation President David Mathews

September 10, 2021 Comments Off on Public Agenda Celebrates Kettering Foundation President David Mathews

As Mathews moves to a new role, reflecting on 40 years of collaboration with Public Agenda.  Kettering Foundation President and CEO David Mathews recently announced that he will be passing … Read more

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Intergenerational Conversations About a Sustainable Southeast Queens

July 8, 2021 Comments Off on Intergenerational Conversations About a Sustainable Southeast Queens

Public Agenda and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, through Cycles of Resilience work funded by the New York Community Trust, have partnered with the Eastern Queens Alliance (EQA) and Blacque Resource Network to host a series of “Intergenerational Conversations About a Sustainable Southeast Queens.” 

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Q&A: Ruth Wooden Reflects on Her Legacy and Public Agenda’s History

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Q&A: Ruth Wooden Reflects on Her Legacy and Public Agenda’s History

Ruth Wooden, who served as President of Public Agenda from 2004-2010 and Board Member from 2010-2021, reflects on her legacy at Public Agenda and the organization’s history as a leader in public engagement, higher education, and research.

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Social Movements Demanding Minipublics: A New Phenomenon?

May 25, 2021 Comments Off on Social Movements Demanding Minipublics: A New Phenomenon?

Citizens’ assemblies are one example of a minipublic, which typically brings people together to deliberate and facilitate progress on issues ranging from large to small and from local or national to international, as is the case with climate change. 

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What Is Civic Infrastructure and Why Is It Important?

April 1, 2021 Comments Off on What Is Civic Infrastructure and Why Is It Important?

Many of the groups supporting President Biden’s stimulus bill touted its capacity to build “civic infrastructure.”  The resulting American Rescue Plan does include elements—like support for broadband access, child care, and volunteerism—that would seem to help Americans participate in public life. Is this enough? What exactly is civic infrastructure anyway, and what more might we need to do to strengthen it?

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