HPU Poll: NC Residents Say Valentine’s Day is a Rewarding Holiday

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2019 – A recent High Point University Poll finds that most North Carolina residents view Valentine’s Day as a rewarding holiday. On average, participants rated the holiday a 6.5 on a scale from zero (not at all rewarding) to 10 (extremely rewarding); translating to 59 percent of respondents reporting Valentine’s […]

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College Graduates Need Life Skills, According to a National Executive Poll Conducted by HPU

Senior executives say the main reasons new college graduates fail in the workplace are a lack of motivation or emotional intelligence, as opposed to technical skills. HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2019 – Recent college graduates need life skills to succeed in the workplace, according to executive leaders who participated in a national poll conducted […]

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HPU Poll: 1 in 5 North Carolinians to Spend More on Halloween This Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 17, 2018 – A High Point University Poll finds that 63 percent of North Carolinians will be celebrating Halloween this year while 36 percent will not be celebrating. These findings are similar to a 2015 HPU Poll, when 65 percent of North Carolinians said they would be celebrating Halloween. Seventy-one percent […]

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HPU Poll: Consumer Sentiment Remains Optimistic in North Carolina

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 16, 2018 – According to the latest HPU Poll, the Consumer Sentiment Index shows that North Carolinians’ opinion about the economy and their personal finances remains high. The newest index, based on October 2018 HPU Poll data, is recorded at 94.0. The number has remained in the 90s for the past […]

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HPU/N&R Poll: Majority of North Carolinians Say More Security Would Keep Schools Safe

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2018 – A High Point University/News and Record Poll finds that 4 out of 5 North Carolinians say fortifying schools with more barriers and security measures (79 percent) and hiring more resource officers (84 percent) will be very effective or somewhat effective in stopping school shootings. The same poll finds […]

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HPU Poll: More Than One-Third of North Carolinians Felt Florence Effects

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2018 – The most recent HPU Poll finds that more than one-third (38 percent) of North Carolinians say their families were directly affected by Hurricane Florence last month. Fifteen percent report having evacuated their homes. Large proportions of North Carolina residents (61 percent) say they take evacuation notifications seriously and […]

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