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Was Media Coverage of HB 2 Fair?

June 30, 2016



Our June Civitas Poll asked likely voters about key issues in the state, as with this question from the poll:

Thinking for a moment, about the debate over House Bill 2, also referred to as the transgender bathroom issue… In your opinion, which of the following best reflects your views regarding the accuracy and balance of North Carolina news media coverage on the issue… Would you say the coverage was …

38%     Total accurate and balanced

50%     Total not accurate and balanced


10%     Very accurate and balanced

28%     Somewhat accurate and balanced

16%     Not too accurate and balanced

34%     Not at all accurate and balanced

11%     Undecided/ Don’t Know (DO NOT READ)

1%       Refused (DO NOT READ)

For more on this poll, click here.


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Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only public policy organization offering statewide independent, nonpartisan data on a regular basis. Our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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