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Civil Society Institute
ABOUT CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTE

CSI is a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization focusing on advancing civic engagement on issues that directly affect individuals and the communities in which they live and raise their families. Research and education efforts prioritize the support of democratic institutions and citizen involvement in solving problems using innovative strategies and unique partnerships.

THE RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSENSUS

The Civil Society Institute (CSI) has been doing public opinion research on energy policy and the environment since 2004. The research you will hear about are the most recent findings of a four-year study looking at public support for renewable energy and how concerns about water safety, quality and availability play a role in voters’ approach to environmental policies.
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IN SEARCH OF SOLUTIONS VOTERS

CSI’s approach to understanding public opinion is unique. We look for common ground. We want to understand the ways differences can be bridged so that collectively we can create breakthroughs on solutions. Currently, much of public opinion research measures the depth of division and conflict, and it leads to identifying political wedge issues instead of seeking solutions.
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ONGOING RESEARCH/PROJECTS
PAST RESEARCH/PROJECTS