Press Releases

  • Number of State-Funded Teachers Increases

    To read release click here Jan 12, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bob Luebke (919) 834-2099 bob.luebke@NCCivitas.org Raleigh, N.C. – While headlines scream about k-12 education cuts across the state, preliminary data obtained from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)indicates state funded personnel in local school systems actually increased at the start of […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Divided on Manning Ruling

    Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina voters have not reached consensus on Judge Howard Manning’s ruling that all children deemed “at-risk” must be provided with free pre-kindergarten services. Judge Manning ruled this past July that the state of North Carolina had a constitutional obligation to provide free Pre-Kindergarten services to all children deemed “at-risk” of academic […]

  • Civitas Poll: Council of State Officials Unknown to Voters

    Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina voters are generally unfamiliar with Council of State officials such as Lieutenant Governor and the Commissioner of Labor. North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry is viewed favorably by 21 percent of voters while six percent view her unfavorably.  Twenty percent said they have heard of her but have no […]

  • Civitas Poll: Marshall Viewed Favorably, Yet Still Relatively Unknown to Voters

    Raleigh, N.C. – Though viewed favorably by 29 percent of North Carolina voters, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is still largely unknown to voters. Twenty-nine percent of voters said they have a favorable opinion of Marshall while nine percent said they view her negatively.  Twenty-two percent said they have heard of her but have no […]

  • Civitas Poll: Attorney General Roy Cooper Most Favorable Among Voters in Council of State Offices

    Raleigh, N.C. – Among the North Carolina Council of State offices, Attorney General Roy Cooper is viewed most favorably by voters. Thirty percent of voters view Cooper favorably while six percent hold an unfavorable opinion of him.  Eighteen percent have heard of him but do not have an opinion, and 45 percent said they have […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Drug Testing Public Assistance Recipients

    Raleigh, N.C. – There is broad support among North Carolina voters for drug testing those who receive public assistance, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. The Speaker of the North Carolina House recently proposed drug testing for recipients of public assistance.  Seventy-one percent of respondents said they support this idea.  […]

  • Civitas Poll: N.C. Voters Say Kill the Death Tax

    Raleigh, N.C. – Two-thirds of voters oppose the estate tax in North Carolina, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. When a North Carolina resident dies, the state government levies a tax of up to 16 percent on assets above $5 million and everything else the deceased owned. The tax is […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Split on Perdue Job Performance

    Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina voters are divided in their approval of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s job performance. Forty-six percent of voters both approve and disapprove of the job that Perdue is doing as governor.  Seven percent said they are undecided or do not know. This is a four percent increase in Perdue’s job approval […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Less Negative About Direction of North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C. – While voter sentiment on the direction of both the state and nation remains pessimistic, North Carolina voters think the United States is more on the wrong track than North Carolina overall. Sixty-three percent of voters think North Carolina has gotten off on the wrong track while 23 percent said the state is […]

  • Civitas Poll: 61% of Voters Say No to Failed Incentives Proposal

    Raleigh, N.C. – Despite heated rhetoric between Republican leaders and Gov. Bev Perdue, most North Carolina voters think a failed incentives proposal to build a new manufacturing facility in the state was a bad deal for taxpayers. Gov. Perdue recently supported a proposal to offer a company nearly $100 million dollars in incentives, with $45 […]

  • Civitas Poll: Cain Leads Obama in N.C.

    Raleigh, N.C. – A new poll by the Civitas Institute shows Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain leading Democratic incumbent Barack Obama by five percent among North Carolina voters. Cain is the choice of 46 percent of North Carolina voters if the election for President of the United States was today and the candidates were Herman […]

  • Civitas Poll: Half of Voters Still Unaware of Who’s in Charge of N.C. Legislature

    Raleigh, N.C. – It seems no matter which political party is in charge of the legislature, just 50 percent of voters know Republicans control the North Carolina House and Senate. According to a new poll released by the Civitas Institute, 50 percent of North Carolina voters said the Republican Party is in charge of both […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Support Term Limits for Legislative Leaders

    Raleigh, N.C. – Most North Carolina voters, 85 percent, think state House and Senate leaders should be limited in the number of terms they serve. All legislators currently serve two-year terms.  Fifty-one percent of voters think legislators should be limited to serving four years or less in a leadership position.  Seventy-one percent said they should […]

  • Civitas Poll: Same-Day Voter Registration Unpopular among N.C. Voters

    Raleigh, N.C. – Fifty-five percent of North Carolina voters support eliminating same-day voter registration, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. The legislature is considering eliminating same-day voter registration in order to give local elections boards more time to verify that registrants meet residence and legal requirements to vote.  Fifty-five percent […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Say Limit Legislative Terms

    Raleigh, N.C. – Three-fourths of North Carolina voters support term limits for members of the North Carolina General Assembly. According to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute, 77 percent of voters support term limits for members of the North Carolina General Assembly while 13 percent oppose doing so.  Nine percent said they […]

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