March 2, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 firstname.lastname@example.org
RALEIGH – The most recent Civitas Poll shows North Carolina voters overwhelmingly support requiring people to prove they are U.S. citizens when they register to vote.
“This result shows voters believe voting should remain a right reserved solely for those entitled to it,” said Brian Balfour, Director of Policy at the Civitas Institute. “Also, with President Obama’s executive order on immigration roiling Congress, our poll is a timely reminder that Americans still draw clear distinctions between citizens and non-citizens.”
The Civitas Poll Lunch on Thursday, March 5 will offer further insights on this question and other topics explored in the poll, including voter ID, Common Core, the state gas tax, and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
For more information on the Poll Presentation, click here.
Text of selected question*:
Do you believe people in North Carolina should be required to prove their U.S. citizenship when they attempt to register to vote?
3% Don’t Know/ Refused
*Total does not add up to 100 due to rounding.
About the poll: This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Feb. 24-26, 2015 by National Research, Inc., of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered general election voters in North Carolina. Thirty percent of the respondents were cell phone-only users. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past two general elections (2012, 2014) or be newly registered to vote since November 1, 2014. The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95 percent of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-4% of the “True Values.”
Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters. For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
The Civitas Institute – “North Carolina’s Conservative Voice” – is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or email@example.com.