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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

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ProCon.org comments on many things and provides well researched well documented information. My main use of ProCon is for truth in the political arena. They do not have any agenda and the facts they provide are actual fact.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to spread the news about ProCon.org as this is one of the most helpful nonprofit websites that any student regardless of age can have access to and I just turned 63 years young. When I started my college educational career, starting with my Associates program, I found this website looking for professional opinions that were on both sides of the fence. ProCon.org was so helpful that I am now in my Masters program and I am still using ProCon.org. Believe it or not I am doing great in my studies and ProCon.org has a lot to do with that success.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great resource for teaching my high school students argumentative writing. They often have difficulty locating valid sources for their topics. and ProCon is very helpful with that. Highly recommended!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What can be more American than comparing two points of view before making one's judgment about an issue?

In today's America. too many people are repeating the private agendas of pundits and blogs as "fact" and they do so with certainty because too many think there is only one view - theirs! Today, my original question sounds, at best, quaint.

Pro/Con.org is the only mass resource available that 1) models there are, indeed, two sides to every issue, 2) presents documented facts in a straight forward, non-biased way, and 3) services our democracy with the food of debate, discussion and compromise.

Pro/Con.org would be important at any time in our history, but today - it is precious!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whether you're conservative, independent, or liberal, ProCon can help you to be a better informed member of the voting demos. For the concerned, but busy citizen, ProCon.org allows them to quickly stroll through the idea marketplace to explore what's available and choose which idea resonates as most rational.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This site offers information about headline topics that includes different perspectives and "point of views" giving it's site the proof that it's information IS "un-parted" or "non-biased." It's a great tool for students and researchers to use especially if they're looking for information or evidence through a certain perspective. For example, if they are against public smoking or with it--and the reasons whether they are or aren't against it. I wish that all information had basic statistics and information about where their data is sourced from. Overall it is a very competent and organized site, well-purposed site. This is coming from a 14 yr old 8th Grader from Washington.

Patti K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I teach at a major university and have found ProCon,org to be a wonderful resource for students when discussing controversial issues in class. In particular, I teach a psychopharmacology class in during which half of the class is devoted to exploring drug policy issues. Since most of our drug policies seem to be emotionally based, rather than evidence based, this website provides not only a history of the controversy but updates on current bills that are pending. I most heartily recommend them for balanced representation of complex issues,