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Are Utility Bills Rising? April 2016 Poll

May 20, 2016



With energy issues facing the state, our April 2016 poll asked North Carolina voters about their views of their utility bills. The question and results follow.

Do you feel your utility bills over the last 7 or 8 years have been rising, falling or staying about the same?

63%     Total Rising

2%       Total Falling


29%     Rising significantly

34%     Rising a little bit

1%       Falling significantly

1%       Falling a little bit

30%     Stayed about the same

5%       Don’t Know

—          Refused


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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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