The Deliberative Poll as a Method for Generating Informed Opinion on Immigration


Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Sarah A. Hill, Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834, [e-mail: or Pamela Fiber-Ostrow:].


The articles in this collection broadly address the social psychology of immigration and explore ways to improve relationships between natives and nonnatives in the United States. In this comment, we propose the Deliberative Poll as an additional tool for the study of opinion on immigration and for improving relationships among the groups.