Academic Assessment of CIR pilot Released

Professor John Gastil--the nation's leading CIR researcher--has completed his academic assessment of the 2016 Massachusetts Citizens' Initiative Review pilot project and it is now public.

Professor Gastil's findings include that: 
-The 2016 Massachusetts CIR panel achieved a high quality of deliberation, which enabled panelists to understand and consider key arguments for and against Question 4.
-The 2016 Massachusetts CIR produced a clear and reliable Citizens’ Statement.
-Voters rated the 2016 Massachusetts CIR Statement as useful and informative.
-Voters shown the 2016 Massachusetts CIR Statement on Question 4 increased their issue knowledge and were eager to share its findings .

To see the full report, head to this link: