The Panel generally reflected the different ages in the population, although it was slightly more middle-aged than Michigan as a whole. More flexibility was afforded here than with gender, race, or people’s views on politics and coronavirus. This was based on the government’s 2019 census projections.
The Panel generally reflected the amount of schooling in the population, with a slight over-representation of those with some college or a degree. More flexibility was afforded here than with gender, race, or people’s views on politics and coronavirus. This was based on the government’s 2019 census projections.
The Panel generally reflected the geographic makeup of Michigan, with slight over-representation of regions with very small percentages of the population. These regions came from the government’s MI Safe Start Plan.
The Panel reflected the different levels of concern in Michigan regarding coronavirus, as well as people’s feelings about the Governor’s response to the outbreak. This was based on June 2020 Nationscape data from Democracy Fund’s Voter Study Group.
On the Economy
On Public Policy
They didn’t all agree on everything, but these Americans from across the political spectrum worked together. They reached 70-90% agreement on the policy recommendations they developed. And many were transformed in the process.
The Citizens’ Panel on COVID-19 was organized and funded by a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit called of by for. The Panel’s facilitated process was designed and overseen by Robin Harkless, a professional moderator who has facilitated similar citizens’ bodies in Oregon, Minnesota, California, and Arizona.
The democratic lottery was conducted in partnership with Panelot, a team of computer scientists from Harvard and Carnegie Mellon University.