The Center for Deliberative Democracy is located in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. This organization uses Deliberative Polling® to research about democracy and public opinion. The Center for Deliberative Democracy strives to make the general public more aware of public issues in order to make their decisions more deliberative.
Viewpoint Learning describes its purpose as "designing and conducting specialized dialogues on complex and challenging issues for Fortune 500 companies, governments, foundations and other organizations across the United States, Canada and Europe." Viewpoint Learning is a for-profit enterprise.
Viewpoint Learning was founded in 1999 by Daniel Yankelovich and Steven A. Rosell. Since 1999 Viewpoint Learning has designed and conducted public and private dialogues in the United States, Canada and Europe.