Pol.is is a real-time survey system that helps identify the different ways a large group of people think about a divisive or complicated topic. Here’s a basic breakdown of some terms you’ll need to know in order to understand this report.
Participants: These are the people who participated in the conversation by voting and writing statements. Based on how they voted, each participant is sorted into an opinion group.
Statements: Participants may submit statements for other participants to vote on. Statements are assigned a number in the order they’re submitted.
Opinion groups: Groups are made of participants who voted similarly to each other, and differently from the other groups.
This ait-polis.pdis.nat.gov.tw conversation was run by 羅姆拉斯. The topic was 'Prosperous Taiwan: Promoting U.S.-Taiwan Economic and Commercial Ties / 繁盛台灣：增進美台經濟與商業關係'.
votes were cast
statements were submitted
votes per voter on average
statements per author on average
How divisive was the conversation?
Statements (here as little circles) to the left were voted on the same way—either everyone agreed or everyone disagreed. Statements to the right were divisive—participants were split between agreement and disagreement.
How to use this: Hover to see the statement text. Start on the far right to find out what the most divisive statement was.
Here's what most people agreed with.
60% or more of all participants voted one way or the other, regardless of whether large amounts of certain minority opinion groups voted the other way.
Across 25 total participants, opinion groups emerged. There are two factors that define an opinion group. First, each opinion group is made up of a number of participants who tended to vote similarly on multiple statements. Second, each group of participants who voted similarly will have also voted distinctly differently from other groups.
Group A: 10 participants
Statements which make this group unique, by their votes:
Which statements were voted on similarly? How do participants relate to each other?
In this graph, statements are positioned more closely to statements which were voted on similarly. Participants, in turn, are positioned more closely to statements on which they agreed, and further from statements on which they disagreed. This means participants who voted similarly are closer together.
Click a statement, identified by its number, to explore regions of the graph.
Group votes across all statements, excluding those statements which were moderated out.
56The U.S. & Taiwan should capitalize, invest, cultivate, and promote Taiwan as a leader in Asia for free speech and democracy by investing in film, publishing, new media, journalism, and create more co-production apparatuses.
61Taiwan, as a prominent allied of United States in the Indo-Pacific area, should have more opportunities to work with United States. Maybe to have a special visa program for Taiwanese talents to work with American companies.