Press Releases

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Pessimistic on Personal Finances and Election Year Economy

    April 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows North Carolina voters blame Democrats more than Republicans for their personal financial woes as the state and nation move into the 2014 election. While voters are slightly more positive about the overall economy, they […]

  • Civitas Poll Offers Update on Voters’ Views

    April 10, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll provides insights on North Carolina’s political landscape. The poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was conducted March 18-20, and has an error margin of plus/minus 4 percent. Text of questions*: “Now, please tell me if […]

  • Civitas Poll: Strong Support for Teacher Tenure Law

    April 9, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Bob Luebke (919) 834-2099    Robert.Luebke@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll suggests strong public support for a new state law that requires local school systems to end tenure. The new law instead allows districts to offer the top-performing teachers four-year contracts with guaranteed pay raises each year of […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Have Strong Opinions on ACA and Health Care

    April 8, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Francis De Luca, 919-834-2099      Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll shows that voters remain very concerned over the cost of health care, and many are supportive of plans to open more same-day surgery centers. “This poll shows voters are very sensitive to the costs of health care […]

  • Civitas Poll Spotlights Partisan Divide

    March 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099   Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Two new Civitas flash polls (Conducted by SurveyUSA) – one of Republican primary voters (both registered Republicans and registered unaffiliated voters who say they will vote in the GOP primary) and one of Democrats (both registered Democrats and registered unaffiliateds […]

  • Civitas Conference Starts Friday, Explores the Theme “Freedom Is …”

    March 24, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH –With a theme of “Freedom Is …,” the Civitas Institute’s ninth annual conference will kick off Friday at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel. The Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) is the only annual conservative conference in North Carolina. The two-day event […]

  • Civitas Records Request Finds Partisan Politicking at UNC Poverty Center

    Feb. 26, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099     Jim.Tynen@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new report from the Civitas Institute, based on a public records request, has revealed that the UNC Poverty Center used public resources to host a closed event which was political in nature and appears to have been blatantly partisan, in […]

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal to Speak at Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh

    Feb. 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099       jim.tynen@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute is proud to announce that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of the most dynamic members of a new generation of conservative leaders, will be appearing at our Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh on March 28-29. CLC is the […]

  • Civitas Poll Looks at Obama, McCrory Ratings

    Feb. 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099     Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll provides insights on how North Carolina voters view President Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory. The poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 23 and 25-26, and has an error margin of plus/minus 4 […]

  • Civitas Poll Looks Ahead to Elections

    Feb. 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099      Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll provides insights on NC voters’ views on national races in this year’s political scene. The poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 23 and 25-26, and has an error margin of plus/minus 4 […]

  • Civitas Poll Looks at Pot Legalization

    Jan. 31, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 23 and 25-26, and has an error margin of plus/minus 4 percent. Text of Questions * Several states have legalized the use of marijuana for recreational use.  […]

  • Civitas Campaign to Educate NC About 2013 Tax Reform

    Jan. 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@nccivitas.org RALEIGH — North Carolina’s leading conservative voice, the Civitas Institute, today launched a radio advertising campaign to educate voters across the state about the benefits of last year’s historic tax reform legislation. “As workers across the state are seeing larger take-home pay in […]

  • For Severely Mentally Ill, Glimmers of Hope Appear

    January 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lee Brett (919) 834-2099 Lee.Brett@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – At long last, there are positive moves on the state and federal levels to address catastrophic failures in the mental health system. A new oped by Civitas policy analyst Lee Brett, a version of which was published this morning in the […]

  • Moyers Program Rehashes Liberal Slogans

    Jan. 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca today expressed his dismay over a one-sided and misleading video report released by Bill Moyers on his website, billmoyers.com, and scheduled to appear on a variety of television stations. “I agreed to appear […]

  • Business Group Pushing Common Core Hires Activist with Partisan History

    Dec. 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099   Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A purportedly nonpartisan group formed to push business executives’ education agenda has hired a partisan activist once embroiled in groups that boycotted a North Carolina employer. BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation in North Carolina) includes at least […]

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