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Causes: Citizen Participation, Education

Mission: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."

Results: ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at ProCon.org, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions. In 2016, our programs reached 27.8 million people, including students at more than 9,000 schools in all 50 states and 90 countries. Journalists have referenced ProCon.org in over 2,500 articles. Additionally, 34 US state governments, 17 US state departments of education, 23 foreign governments, and 22 US federal agencies have cited ProCon.org materials.

Target demographics: As many people, including students and seniors, as we can reach

Direct beneficiaries per year: 27.8 million readers. For every one dollar spent at ProCon.org, over 35 people get a free education on our website.

Geographic areas served: Everywhere people have access to the Internet

Programs: The pros and cons of 50+ issues at www.procon.org. You get nonpartisan content, free of charge, fully sourced, transparent, and with no agenda other than to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

Community Stories

155 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
― George Bernard Shaw

ProCon.org is a fantastic concept and a website I only came across years ago because I ran an internet search to see if anybody had already come up with the concept for such a valuable resource before me. Unfortunately for me (though fortunately for the rest of the world), the website already existed and was running full steam.
The information provided on each topic is abundant, comprehensive, and virtuously unbiased. I love that it exists, trust the viewpoints they present, and wish more people were aware that such an honorable team is trying to keep the general population informed about the topics that matter in this day and age.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Procon.org is an amazing, trustworthy resource for students.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This website probably saved my debate grade when we were doing congressional speeches. So many websites had biases or unreliable evidence and information, while procon.org effectively explained both sides of an argument with reliable and unbiased information/evidence.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I depend on the information for sanity. Fair coverage of divergent points of view. Recommended to anyone who wants real information.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great source for nonpartisan information. They are especially important in this age of "fake news."

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I use ProCon all the time to keep informed about both sides of a conflicted issue. I learn so much. Highly recommended!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am a high school librarian that woks with a very limited budget, and I steer students coming in to do research to ProCon.org as a reliable resource for information from both sides of the aisle. I post a link to the site on our library research webpage. Great work, ProCon!

Donor

Rating: 5

As a retired Librarian I'm aware that now more than ever Librarians are fighting for accurate news and ways for info users to evaluate what they read.
To get both sides in a readable form is so useful and I pass it on now to fellow seniors, hoping they will pass it on to their kids and grandkids.
We had a hot discussion at a senior lunch about vaccines and I begged a few people to go to ProCon for info. They did, and one said she told her daughter to check it out too.
She did.
This is the way that real news and ideas gets protected. Thanks.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization gives me what I need to understand the world and make informed decisions, and that is a BIG deal. I love what ProCon.org provides to the world - unbiased research on important issues. I can educate myself, make my opinions, challenge my opinions, and learn how other smart people think. It is a powerful tool for thoughtful deliberation on what matters in America today. If I had loads of money, I would donate loads to ProCon.org.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a high school librarian and use this as a linked resource for my school. It is legit!!
Great Job ProCon.org!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its very nice and very resourceful. It helped me a lot with my essay paper for history.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

excellent site. first site I go to.... keep it up
thank you
Rima

Steven O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is a great resource to write any paper with and it could help students struggling with essays to pass their classes that are required to write papers in.

Mo S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think this can help students struggling with essays and writing easily pass with the simple yet informative site.

Cadence G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ProCon.org is perfect for argumentative essays because it has all the information you really need without going to a million other sources to just find general information. Totally recommended for students writing papers who need the two sides of the problem. :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I use ProCon for double duty. Students struggle with comprehending and disseminating information. Having them read beyond surface content, really understand the issues so they can formulate their own opinions, and learn to take their critical thinking and write clearly for meaning instills reading and writing skills that formulaic text books just can't fill. As a class in Social Studies/History, we choose 2 topics a month in which my students learn the material. Many discussions are had, as the issue is viewed from two different viewpoints. One student said that taking the opposite view than she really held helped her understand her own position more clearly. We love ProCon and can hardly wait for the next topic to arrive.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Purdue Owl has a ton of useful information to help write papers for school!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a high school equivalency teacher, I find this website invaluable. The HiSET essay prompt presents two passages with differing points of view. The student is then directed to write an essay expressing their own opinion. Pro/Con provides differing perspectives on a variety of topics. This allows my students to practice reading and evaluating positions and to put forth their own ideas.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We use your articles to teach argumentative response writing with middle and high school students. It's a great way for students to learn about both sides of an issue, take a position, support it, and give credit to the opposing viewpoint. Most students find writing difficult and don't like to write, and many are also woefully ignorant of current issues. However, students find your articles interesting because they are relevant , and because of this, the writing process is easier for them. Thank you for your good work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best way to think of the meaning of some dictomies like right-wrong, good-bad, yes-no, peace-war, positive-negative, Heaven-Hell, you-me...and so on...