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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

64 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.

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1 Cristina G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If i ever want to "check the facts" I feel confidant that they have done their homework and I am getting a real strong answer of facts ALL ACROSS THE BOARD. I also like how they present the data to give a full view of the debate.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ProCon gives me the opportunity to see both (or more) sides of many issues. I have been a political junkie for years, now I am able to make informed decisions. Thank you ProCon.com

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really like how it it is unbiased. It is easy to make a decision about a topic using procon.org.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I use ProCon.org to keep up with political issues. I find it easier (and more unbiased) than searching mainstream media. I have used the information from this site when considering for whom to vote in both state and federal elections. I find it extremely helpful during this current election period!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former social studies teacher I am envious that I did not have ProCon for my students. Now, I recommend the site to many young and older folks to help them wade through the complexity of the major issues and politics of our time.
Thank you for a job well done.