Press Releases

  • N.C. Senate Responds with Bold Tax Plan, Eliminates Major Growth Obstacle

    “Civitas has advocated for the elimination of income taxes for several months now, and it is encouraging to see the Senate step up and eliminate what many economists believe to be the state tax most harmful to economic growth: the corporate income tax,” said Civitas Institute Policy Director Brian Balfour.

  • Civitas Poll: NC Voters Tell Washington: Hands off our Guns

    June 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows North Carolina voters oppose having Washington set gun control policies. Also, a majority favors the state’s blocking gun control laws it finds unconstitutional – or other laws it legally disagrees with. Only 28 percent […]

  • Civitas Institute President Calls for Investigation of Lobbyist Bob Hall and State Board of Election Staff

    June 4, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – Today the President of the Civitas Institute, Francis De Luca, delivered letters and documentation to the North Carolina Attorney General, the State Auditor, the Secretary of State and the Chairman of the State Board of Elections calling for an investigation […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Oppose Constitutional Amendment

    May 31, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll shows more North Carolina voters voting against than supporting a proposed state constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement that voters must be able to read and write a section of the U.S. Constitution. 48 percent of […]

  • Civitas Poll: Sen. Hagan Is Toss-Up on Ballot against a Generic Republican

    May 29, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll suggests U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan could face serious competition in 2014. Given a ballot choice between Hagan, a Democrat, and a Republican candidate, 44 percent of voters chose the Republican, while 42 percent selected Hagan. The […]

  • Civitas Probe Shows Activist Meddled in NC Campaign Finance Fund

    May 16, 2013 MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Susan Myrick (919) 834-2099    Susan.Myrick@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – Supporters of public campaign financing have long claimed that it would never have a partisan slant. But the latest Civitas Institute investigation has found how one liberal activist has taken control of the process in North Carolina. In “Guiding the NC Elections […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Back Developing NC Natural Gas Resources

    May 14, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll shows that North Carolina voters strongly favor developing the state’s natural gas resources, including offshore reserves. The poll of 500 NC registered voters had a margin of error of plus-minus 4.36 percent. “Voters want to see […]

  • New Website to Fight Common Core Standards

    May 13, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bob Luebke (919) 834-2099 Bob.Luebke@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute has unveiled a new statewide web site, StopCommonCoreNC.com, dedicated to educating North Carolinians about the problems associated with Common Core Standards and the threat they pose to state and parental rights. The web site is a collaborative effort […]

  • Civitas Poll Finds Backing for Tax Reform

    May 8, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute reveals strong support for tax reform like the new Senate plan for revamping North Carolina’s tax code. “There is strong support for tax reform that lowers and flattens the personal income tax while expanding […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters soundly opposed to paying more for so-called Green Energy

    May 7, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH — North Carolinians oppose the state law requiring utility companies to purchase a percentage of their energy from so-called renewable energy sources by more than 3-to-1, according to a new Civitas Institute poll. Additionally, ratepayers strongly oppose the use of such […]

  • N.C. Taxpayers Strongly Oppose Public Financing of Campaigns

    May 2, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org Raleigh — Results from the Civitas Institute’s latest poll show overwhelming opposition to North Carolina’s program of taxpayer-funded political campaigns. “These latest poll results continue a trend of consistently high opposition to taxpayer funds being used to finance political campaigns,” said Civitas Policy […]

  • Civitas Poll Highlights McCrory Rating

    April 25, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute examined North Carolina registered voters’ attitudes about key political leaders. The poll of 600 registered voters was taken April 20-22, and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent. “Gov. Pat McCrory continues […]

  • Civitas Polling Suggests Public Will Support Senate Bill 594, Require Drug Testing/Work First Benefits

    April 11, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 843-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A 2011 Civitas Poll showed North Carolina voters will likely support proposed legislation that would require welfare applicants and recipients to pass drug tests to receive benefits. The poll of 600 registered voters had a margin of error of plus/minus […]

  • Trending Now: Thousands View Civitas Tax Reform Ad Online

    April 9, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new internet commercial from the Civitas Institute regarding tax reform has garnered thousands of views in less than two weeks.  The video touts the benefits to hard-working North Carolinians from the elimination of the state income tax. The 30-second spot […]

  • Civitas Poll Examines Political Trends

    April 3, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute examined North Carolina voters’ views of state and national leaders. Among the key points, Gov. Pat McCrory holds a strong favorability rating, with 56 percent of voters holding a favorable view, and 25 percent […]

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